Wednesday, May 14, 2014


The Oceanic Popular Culture Association
Presents


Saturday, May 24, 2014


11:30 a.m. in the Ching Conference Center


Keynote Presentation: 



(Re)visiting Paradise



Kristiana Kahakauwila



KRISTIANA KAHAKAUWILA, a native Hawaiian, was raised in Southern California. She earned a master's in fine arts from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Princeton University.
Kristiana has worked as a writer and editor for Wine SpectatorCigar Aficionado, and Highlights for Children magazines and taught English at Chaminade University in Honolulu. Today, she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

A Barnes & Noble Summer 2013 selection of the Discover Great New Writers program, This is Paradise: Stories has garnered praise from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and All Things Considered on NPR. O, The Oprah Magazine called This is Paradise “gritty, haunting, and suspenseful” while Lisa See, writing for ELLE magazine, acclaimed the book “a sparkling debut story collection.”

Please click on the link below for more information and to purchase This is Paradise: Stories
http://www.kristianakahakauwila.com