Literary Life at HPU
The extracurricular events that mean the most to me are the student and faculty readings that occur each semester. The students not only get to share their work with interested peers; they also get to hear pieces that their professors are working on. Events like these motivate students to keep writing.
–Angelica Grimble, HPU student from Kailua, HI
Students wanting editorial experience can join the staff of two different literary publications, Hawai’i Pacific Review and Wanderlust: The Student Literary Magazine. A jam-packed calendar of extracurricular opportunities includes student and faculty readings, writing contests, release parties for Wanderlust, and the annual Ko'olau Writing Workshops in March. The English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, sponsors a local writer's visit to campus for a public talk in the spring, and an ongoing series of readings and talks by Asian American poets and prose writers takes place in nearby venues such as Bad Ass Coffee and Du Vin.
Regular activities include student and faculty readings, the Ko'olau Writing Workshops, and production of two literary magazines, both of which students edit.