9:00am — Check-in and Coffee (on the lanai) 9:30am — Welcome and Introduction of Teachers   10:00-11:30 — First Workshop Sessions (choose one): Fiction with Stephanie Han (in AC 101) Poetry with Christy Passion (AC 204) Creative Nonfiction with Don Wallace (AC 203)    12:00-1:00 — Lunch (on lanai) 1:00-2:00 — Keynote Address by Stuart […]

  Stephanie Han’s award-winning debut short story collection Swimming in Hong Kong (Willow Springs/Eastern Washington University Press) was the sole finalist for the AWP Grace Paley Prize and the Spokane Prize. Han is the very first English literature PhD from City University of Hong Kong, and received grants and fellowships from the Los Angeles Department […]

Eric Paul Shaffer is author of six books of poetry, including A Million-Dollar Bill; Lāhaina Noon; Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen; and Portable Planet.  450 of his poems have appeared in more than 250 reviews in the USA, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Scotland, and Wales.  Shaffer has received […]

Tali Ariav is a Playwright, Translator, Teacher and a Performance Artist. She recently relocated to Honolulu after living for nearly six years on the Pacific island of Guam. Tali is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hawaii Pacific University. She earned two Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Literary Translation and in Playwriting from the Playwriting […]

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 […]