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Don Wallace will teach nonfiction at KWW 2017

Don Wallace is senior editor at HONOLULU Magazine. He has been a top magazine editor at The New York Times, Conde Nast, Hearst, and Time Inc., and is the author of four books. Born in Long Beach, Calif., he married local girl, surfer and writer, Mindy Pennybacker; they lived in New York City for 27 […]

Katharine Beutner will teach fiction at KWW 2017

Katharine Beutner is a novelist and essayist who teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. Her first novel, Alcestis, won the 2011 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. Currently, she is at work on a novel about climate change.

Thomas Gammarino will teach fiction at KWW 2016!

M. Thomas Gammarino is the author of the novels King of the Worlds (Chin Music Press, April 2016) and Big in Japan (Chin Music Press, 2009), and the novella Jellyfish Dreams (Amazon Kindle Single, 2012). His short fiction has appeared in The New York Tyrant, Tinfish, Word Riot, and The Hawai’i Review (among others), and […]

Nora Okja Keller to Give Keynote at 2016 Ko`olau Writers Workshop

We are pleased to announce that Nora Okja Keller will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Ko`olau Writers Workshop. Keller is the author of the novels Comfort Woman and Fox Girl. Her work has been highly praised by critics in such venues as The New York Times, The Guardian, The LA Times, and many […]

Shawna Yang Ryan Will Teach Fiction at KWW 2015!

A native of California, Shawna Yang Ryan teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. Her debut novel, first published in 2007 by El Leon Literary Arts under the title Locke 1928, was re-issued by The Penguin Press as Water Ghosts in 2009. It was a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller, […]