The Ko`olau Writers Workshop offers instruction and advice to local writers of all levels. Held each spring, KWW features intensive workshop sessions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scriptwriting. A distinguished guest writer will give a keynote address and Q&A on the craft and practice of writing. Registration fee includes your choice of two workshop sessions (one in the morning and the other in the afternoon), as well as lunch, parking, and the keynote address.
The event is typically held on a Saturday in late spring, on the Hawai`i Loa Campus, 45-045 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe, HI 96744.
Sponsored by Hawai`i Pacific University. This program is supported in part by the Hawai`i Literary Arts Council through funding by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Past keynote speakers featured at the Ko’olau Writing Workshops
Each year we bring a compelling keynote speaker from the literary community who share their writing knowledge and experience with the attendees. Some of our notable past keynote speakers have included Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Kristiana Kahaukawila, Eric Paul Shaffer, Tyler McMahon, Lee Tonouchi, Lee Cataluna, Cedric Yamanaka, Cathy Song, Darrell Lum, and Robert Sullivan.