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06 January 2006

Two Literary Event Series in Honolulu: A Common Book at Windward

I am pasting below two Press Release e-mails about upcoming literary event series in Honolulu. I might check one or two out:

A Common Book at Windward Community College

For Spring 2006, “Ka‘a‘awa,” the historical novel by O.A. Bushnell, will again be the focus of the community-wide Common Book project coordinated by Windward Community College in Käne‘ohe. The Spring 2006 schedule is as follows:

• Billy Sage, “Ka‘a‘awa as Theatre” - January 31, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Hale Akoakoa, Room 101.

• Kiki Mookini, “Medicine, Anatomia, and Ka‘a‘awa” - February 21, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Hale Akoakoa, Room 105.

• Floyd McCoy, “Building a Novel From the Ground Up: The Geological Basis for Bushnell’s Ka‘a‘awa” - March 14, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Hale Akoakoa, Room 105.

• Noenoe Silva, “The Life and Work of J. H. Kanepuu, a Real Kanaka Maoli Writer in the Time of Ka‘a‘awa” - April 18, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Paliku Theatre.

We expect to add other events to the schedule.

“‘Ka‘a‘awa’ is an exciting choice for us because it is set in Hawai‘i and most of it takes place on the windward side,” said Librarian Brian Richardson. The goal of the Common Book Program is to have everyone at the College as well as a wide range of community people read and discuss the same book for an entire semester.

For more information, including the most up-to-date schedule of events
and a list of resources, visit http://library.wcc.hawaii.edu/CommonBook. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Brian Richardson at the Windward Community College Library — phone: 235-7338, e-mail: .
Events are free and open to the public. The Common Book Program is sponsored in part by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.

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