Keynote Speaker announced for KWW 2018!

We are pleased to announce that Shawna Yang Ryan will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Ko`olau Writers Workshop.

Shawna Yang Ryan is a former Fulbright scholar and the author of Water Ghosts (2009) and Green Island (2016). She is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. Her short fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVAThe Asian American Literary ReviewKartika Review, and The Berkeley Fiction Review. She is a 2017 recipient of the American Book Awards and the 2015 recipient of the Elliot Cades Emerging Writer award, Hawai`i’s highest literary honor. Originally from California, she now lives in Honolulu.

The event will take place on April 7th, 2018 at the Aloha Tower Marketplace in downtown Honolulu.