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Brenda Yun will teach fiction at KWW 2019

Brenda Yun received her MFA in Creative Writing (nonfiction) from Emerson College in Boston and her PhD in Creative Writing (fiction) from Bath Spa University in England. She spent several years as a travel writer and has taught English for over a decade. She has published poetry, nonfiction essays, and short fiction in print and […]

Ko`olau Writers Workshop 2019: Schedule

9:00am — Check-in/Coffee (in ATM MPR 3) 9:30am — Welcome and Introduction of Teachers   10:00-11:30 — First Workshop Sessions (choose one): Fiction with Brenda Yun (ATM MPR 3) Scriptwriting with Jan McGrath (MPR 2) Poetry with Zachary Payne (ATM Welcome Center Presentation Room) 11:30-1:00 — Lunch Break Feel free to enjoy the buffet at Sam […]

Eric Paul Shaffer will teach poetry at KWW 2019

Eric Paul Shaffer is author of seven books of poetry: Even Further West; A Million-Dollar Bill; Lāhaina Noon; Portable Planet; Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen; RattleSnake Rider; and Kindling: Poems from Two Poets. More than 500 of his poems have been published in national and international reviews in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, and the […]

Joe Tsujimoto will teach fiction at KWW 2019

Joe Tsujimoto was born, raised, and married in New York City, and emigrated to his wife’s home in Hawai`i in 1975.  He earned an M.A. in English at University of Hawai`i.  He has taught at Seabird Hall, Iolani, and Punahou School.  He has published two teacher texts:  Teaching Poetry Writing To Adolescents (NCTE/ERIC) and Lighting […]

Stuart H. Coleman will teach nonfiction at KWW 2019

Stuart H. Coleman has been published in numerous publications, including Men’s Journal,, Sierra Magazine, Spirituality & Health, The Surfer’s Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Magazine and Charleston Magazine. Coleman has won a number of writing honors, including U.S.C.’s Waring Award for Creative Writing and the The Cades Award […]