Born and raised on O`ahu, Lisa Linn Kanae is the author of Sista Tongue, a memoir/essay that weaves the social history of Hawai`i Creole English with personal experience and Islands Linked by Ocean, a collection of short stories. Kanae’s prose and poetry have been published in Ōiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal, Hybolics, Tinfish, Hawai`i Pacific Review and Bamboo Ridge publications. She is the recipient of the 2010 Elliot Cades Award for Literature, Emerging Artist. She teaches literature and composition at Kapi`olani Community College in Honolulu.
Lisa Linn Kanae will teach fiction at KWW 2016!