FIJI WRITER PIO MANOA AND HAWAIIAN WRITER AND CHANTER PUALANI KANAHELE

admin's picture

OFFER HAWAII PRESENTATIONS SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 1

HONOLULU, Hawaii (September 24, 1997 - PIDP/CPIS)---Fijian writer Pio Manoa, one of the early pioneers of Pacific literature, will join Hawaiian writer and chanter Pualani Kanahele for a series of readings and presentations throughout the Hawaiian Islands, September 26 - October 1.

Manoa, currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, will open his Hawaii tour Friday morning, September 26, at 10:00 a.m. with a reading at Brigham Young University, Laie, on Oahu Island's windward coast.

Among Manoa's scholarly interests is the oral tradition in the Pacific.

Pualani Kanahele is Instructor of Hawaii Studies at the Hawaii Community College on the Big Island. President of the Edith Kanaka'ole Foundation, she also is a writer of Hawaiian chants and a Kumu for the Halau o Kekuhi.

The events are sponsored by the Hawaii Literary Arts Council, which is funded in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The other sponsor is the Hawaii Committee for the Humanities.

 

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

Friday, September 26 10:00 a.m. Pio Manoa: Reading Seminar, Brigham Young University, Laie

7:00 p.m. Pio Manoa and Pualani Kanahele: "A Sense of Place: The Literature of Oceania," Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu

Saturday, September 27 1:30 p.m. Pio Manoa and Pualani Kanahele: Reading and Discussion, Bishop Museum, Honolulu

6:30 p.m. Pio Manoa and Pualani Kanahele: Reading and Discussion, Canoe Center, Poka'i Bay, Waianae

Sunday, September 28 5:00 p.m. Pualani Kanahele: Reading and Discussion, McCoy Theatre, Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Monday, September 29 12:00 n Pio Manoa: Reading and Discussion, Hawaii Community College, Hilo

Tuesday, September 30 12:00 n Pio Manoa: "Burden of Literacy in the Pacific," East-West Center, Burns Hall #2118, Honolulu

Wednesday, October 1 7:00 p.m. Pio Manoa: Conversational Reading, Palama Settlement, 810 North Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu

All events are open to the public free of charge.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment