Keynote Speaker announced for KWW 2017!

We are pleased to announce that Stuart Holmes Coleman will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Ko`olau Writers Workshop. Coleman is the award-winning author of Eddie Would Go, Fierce Heart, and more than 60 published articles on environmental and ocean-related issues. His newest book is called Eddie Aikau: Hawaiian Hero (Bess Press, 2016).  Along with the Eliot Cades Award for Literature, he has won writing fellowships at The Mesa Refuge, The Norman Mailer Center and Vaughan Park in New Zealand.  Coleman has taught writing, literature and leadership development at Punahou and Iolani Schools, the University of Hawai`i and the East-West Center.  He works as the Hawai`i Manager of the Surfrider Foundation.


The event will take place on April 8th, 2017. A detailed schedule–including a full list of teachers–is available here.

The Ko`olau Writers Workshop offers instruction and advice to writers of all levels. Held each spring on the Hawai`i Loa Campus in Kaneohe, KWW features intensive workshop sessions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scriptwriting. The keynote speaker will give an address and Q&A on the craft and practice of writing. Registration fee includes your choice of two workshop sessions (one in the morning and the other in the afternoon), as well as lunch, parking, and the keynote address.