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 Joe Tsujimoto (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 […]

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 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 has been published in numerous publications, including Men’s Journal, Salon.com, 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 […]

Jan McGrath an actor, poet, and playwright. She has acted and directed in professional and community theatres for seven decades. After adapting Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s “Paradise Lost” for ACT’s Readers Theatre, she began writing her own screen and stage plays. These include fictional biopics of Christopher Marlowe and of the Puccinis, as well as […]