Join author Sydney Lehua Iaukea for the official launch of Kekaʻa: The Making and Saving of North Beach West Maui at the Lahaina Public Library this Saturday, November 1 at noon.
Sydney Iaukea’s impeccably researched account of the origins and subsequent development of North Beach West Maui is more that just a scholarly monograph. It is a story that chronicles both the Hawaiian history of the ʹaina as well as the waves of grass roots movements that sought to preserve precious spaces for future public use. Iaukea’s personal connection to and love for this land is interwoven with the community’s personalities and the decisions of Maui’s county government. Kekaʹa is a memoir of one place and a guide map for those still trying to save other spaces in Hawaiʹi. Read the Maui Time article featuring Kekaʹa.
Kekaʻa: The Making and Saving of North Beach West Maui
written by Sydney Lehua Iaukea
2014 | 312 pages
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-5143-9 | $20.00
Distributed for North Beach-West Maui Benefit Fund
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Reading and Talk Story Session featuring Consuelo Agarpao Gouveia, Sania Fa‘amaile Betty P. Ickes, Dawn Mahi, Cheryse Julitta Kauikeolani Sana, and Aiko Yamashiro.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
1:45 – 3:30 pm
University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu Library
ʻUluʻulu Exhibition Space
This FREE event will inaugurate the UH West Oʻahu Library’s monthly literary series featuring role models from Hawaiʻi communities in inspiring and accessible talk story sessions. Light snacks will be provided. Students of all ages are encouraged to come!
The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions
edited by Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘opua
2014 | 322 pages | 20 illustrations
Paper | ISBN: 978-0-8248-3975-8
With the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival now past for another year, let’s catch up with a few more soon-to-be-happening author events.
Saturday, May 10, 2:00 pm:
Carol MacLennan will present and sign her new book, Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawai‘i, at Basically Books in Hilo, Hawai‘i island. Please attend if you’re in East Hawai‘i or reserve a signed copy by contacting the bookstore. If you’re not in Hilo and missed her talk at the festival, you can still listen to the Hawai‘i Public Radio interview on HPR2’s The Conversation that aired last month.
Monday, May 12, 6:00 to 7:00 pm:
San Diego resident Leilani Holmes pays a brief visit to Kaua‘i and will speak at Lihue Public Library about her search for Hawaiian identity as told in her book, Ancestry of Experience: A Journey into Hawaiian Ways of Knowing. By including hula as part of her talk, she transforms her presentation into an engaging performance. Listen to the wide-ranging interview that aired April 8 on American Indian Airwaves, KPFK Public Radio.
Tuesday, May 13, 7:00 pm:
Robert Ji-Song Ku, author of Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, will join an intriguing panel at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles to explore the growing influence and role of Asian Americans as food trendsetters in L.A. and—perhaps—nationwide.
Jim Tranquada, author of The ‘Ukulele: A History, will speak at a couple of events in the southern California area — one taking place tomorrow (sorry for the short notice) and the other in April. In each he will be paired with ‘ukulele musicians to create entertaining celebrations of the versatile instrument. The Brittni Paiva concert should be especially awesome!
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
Musician/teacher Tom Kuznkowski will lead the kanikapila (jam session). Bring your ‘uke and join in! For more details, download the flyer here.
Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 2:00 p.m.
Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad
Mark your calendars to head over to Carlsbad for “Sincerely, Ukulele,” featuring Jim Tranquada’s book talk, followed by a performance by ‘ukulele artist Brittni Paiva. For details and to purchase tickets, click here.