I’ll be heading to Hawaii at the end of the month for some events I’m excited about!
I have been invited to appear on a panel discussion on Memoir and Biography at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival, alongside authors like Janny Scott (who wrote A Singular Woman, a biography of President Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham), Julia Flynn Siler (author of Lost Kingdom, about Queen Liliuokalani and the fall of the Hawaiian monarchy) and Sydney Iaukea (who wrote The Queen and I, another book about Liliuokalani, but it’s special because it is about her own family’s role in the queen’s government). Impressive, yeah?
The Hawaii Book and Music Festival is May 5 and 6, and the panel I am on will happen on Saturday, May 5, at 4PM.
I am also going to the Big Island to read from Kapoho in the Hawaii Volcano National Park. Chicken skin to talk about the volcano burying Kapoho under all that lava while I’m sitting in the Park! That event is before the Book Festival, on Tuesday, May 1. The doors open at 6:30pm if you want to get a good seat to hear me, and I start reading at 7pm.
Here is the announcement that my publisher put in their newsletter:
KAPOHO at Kilauea
|Author Frances Kakugawa stands in a Big Island lava field — all that remains of the village where she was a little girl.|
Author Frances Kakugawa grew up in the small Big Island village of Kapoho. In 1960, Kapoho was claimed by lava; today, not much remains to indicate a town was ever there.Life in a small village with no indoor plumbing, just outhouses, no hot showers, just boiled water for baththubs, is not easy. It’s even less easy when you are a second generation Japanese-American girl and the Japanese have just bombed Pearl Harbor.
These are the experiences Frances will share as she reads from her newest memoir, Kapoho, at the Kilauea Visitors Center on Tuesday, May 1, as part of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park “After Dark in the Park” program. Your $2 donation is requested to help continue programs like ADIP. Doors open at 6:30PM, reading begins at 7PM.
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Join us at the 7th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival
Frances Kakugawa (Kapoho, Wordsworth the Poet) and Christine Thomas (Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New) will be among the panelists featured at the 7th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival.
Visit us at our booth to the right of the Main Stage for great deals on new books and deep discount bargains on gently used bookstore returns. All books are priced 20-80% off!
See below for a coupon good for $10 off your $25 purchase.
For more information and a full event schedule, visit the Hawaii Book & Music Festival website.