Nationally acclaimed author Jon Shirota returns to Maui this month! Shirota’s 1965 classic Lucky Come Hawaii, the first novel by an Asian American writer in Hawai‘i to become a national bestseller, was recently issued in a newly revised edition by Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing and University of Hawai‘i Press.
Thursday, January 14, 7 p.m., Maui Okinawa Cultural Center: Jon Shirota will give a free public talk hosted by the Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai (MOKK). Please RSVP by calling MOKK at 808-242-1560.
Friday, January 15, and Saturday, January 16, 7:30 p.m., McCoy Studio Theater of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center: Kumu Kahua Theatre presents Shirota’s latest play, Voices from Okinawa. For more information, call the McCoy box office at 808-242-7469 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 16, 2-3:30 p.m., Borders-Kahului, Maui Marketplace: Shirota will be signing copies of his books. For more information, call Borders-Kahului at 808-877-6160.