UH Manoa Hamilton Library Sat. AM Authors Series
This free series is a Public Services Division initiative generously supported by the University Librarian. Working with me as the series coordinator this semester is Sarah Myhre, a senior at UH Manoa and library student worker in SciTech. For this semester's talks we decided to highlight the research and creative work of UH Manoa faculty.
Here is the line-up of speakers:
Saturday January 21, 2006
ROBERT SULLIVAN *Poetry of the Pacific
Robert Sullivan is an award-winning author of five books of poetry, a graphic novel, a children’s book, and co-editor of the online South Pacific journal of the arts, Trout. In 2001 he was the Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he is now an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Maori Literature in the English Department. His most recent book of poetry, Voice Carried My Family, from which he will be reading, draws upon his background as a member of the Maori tribes of Nga Puhi of Northland in New Zealand, Ngati Raukawa and Kai Tahu, and his Galway Irish ancestry.
Saturday February 11, 2006
WARREN NISHIMOTO *Oral History
Principal investigator for the University of Hawaii’s Center for Oral History, Warren Nishimoto documents Hawaii’s history, culture, and people. The Center for Oral History was established in 1976 by the Hawaii State Legislature to preserve the stories of Hawaii’s people through oral interviews. He holds degrees in American History and Asian Studies as well as a Ph.D in Education. He also serves as co-editor of Hanahana: An Oral History Anthology of Hawaii’s Working People. Warren Nishimoto will talk about some of the interesting people he has met through the Center for Oral History over the years.
Saturday February 18, 2006
KIRSTEN PAUKA *Dance and Martial Arts
Kirsten Pauka, Associate Professor of Theater and Dance, specializes in Randai theater and performance of Southeast Asia. She has produced and directed several Southeast Asian performances at the Kennedy Theater and for the past 10 years has performed locally, nationally, and internationally—performing also as a member of the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. She edited the Southeast Asian section of the recently published Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performing Arts. Kirsten Pauka will be discussing the relationship between dance and martial arts training in West Sumatra.
Saturday April 1, 2006
Professor, Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, French Division
Topic TO BE ANNOUNCED
Saturday April 8, 2006
RODNEY MORALES Associate Professor, English Department, Creative Writing Topic TO BE ANNOUNCED
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