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College of Arts and Humanities

Lion Rock Speaker Series: Kristiana Kahakauwila

April 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Kristiana Kahakauwila is a hapa writer of kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian), German, and Norwegian descent. Her first book, This is Paradise: Stories (Hogarth, 2013), was named a 2013 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Currently at work on a historical novel set on the island of Maui, she has published excerpts and essays in Kartika Review, Red Ink, Mistake House, and GEO Magazine, among others. Kristiana earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Michigan. She was a 2015-16 Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University. She also teaches in the Low-Residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in Santa Fe.

Kahukauwila will alse be giving a Craft Talk from noon-1:00 p.m. on April 23, 2019. Room TBA.

Event Type: 
Fine & Performing Arts

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