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Saturday, May 4
 

9:30am

Oli Wehena at the Skygate
At the Skygate with Hālau Mele

Speakers
avatar for Kumu Samuel ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon III

Kumu Samuel ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon III

Scientist, Hawaiian cultural practitioner, paleobiologist, teacher Kumu Sam ‘Ohu Gon III’s professional life has been dedicated to conservation of native biological diversity, and to the connections between the natural world and indigenous culture of Hawaii. Both skills have a... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
2. Main Stage

10:00am

Kristi Yamaguchi Olympic Skater and Author
Speakers
avatar for Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic gold medalist figure skater and two-time world champion. Born in Hayward, California, Yamaguchi fell in love with figure skating at a young age, winning the pairs title at the 1988 World Junior Championships with skating partner Rudy Galindo. The pair... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

10:00am

Kumu Hula Maile Beamer Loo
Hālau Hula 'o Kaho'oilina Aloha

Speakers
avatar for Kumu Hula Maile Beamer Loo

Kumu Hula Maile Beamer Loo

Hālau Hula ʻo Kahoʻoilina Aloha’s program at the Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival is dedicated to Auntie Nona Beamer. The hālau carries on Auntie’s traditions and teachings through hanai daughter, Maile Loo. The two helped found the Kāneʻohe-based non-profit Hula Preservation... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
7. Keiki Stage

10:00am

Heiau, ‘Āina, Lani: The Hawaiian Temple System in Ancient Kahikinui and Kaupō, Maui
The latest information and updates concerning Heiau, ‘Āina, Lani: The Hawaiian Temple System in Ancient Kahikinui and Kaupō, Maui.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick V. Kirch

Patrick V. Kirch

Patrick V. Kirch is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. Hawai'i-born Kirch graduated from Punahou School, received his Ph.D. in from Yale, and taught at the University of California, Berkeley, for three decades before recently returning to Hawai'i. Kirch... Read More →
avatar for Clive Ruggles

Clive Ruggles

Clive Ruggles, Emeritus Professor of archeoastronomy at the University of Leicester, UK, earned a PhD at Oxford in mathematics and astrophysics,  then switched to archaeology. His work established that many prehistoric stone monuments in Britain and Ireland were megalithic. Clive's... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

10:00am

Norm Winter—The Saga of the Mighty Valentine Cosmos Upon the Tower of Time
Speakers
avatar for Norm Winter

Norm Winter

Sheriff Norm Winter ran the music department at Jelly’s. In 1991 he created and directed Radio Free Hawaii and in recent years has been writing novels: The Radio Revolution, a political novel utilizing the events at Radio Free Hawaii, The Autobiograffiti of Grandville Rodriquez... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
3. Authors Pavilion

10:00am

The Royal Hawaiian Band
Speakers
avatar for Royal Hawaiian Band

Royal Hawaiian Band

Founded in 1836 by order of King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is one of the last living links to Hawaiʻi's monarchy. Steeped in tradition, the Band has survived a number of political changes throughout the years. it has remained a vital part of Hawaiʻi's daily life as... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
2. Main Stage

10:00am

From Paper to Pixels: Remaking Journalism in the Digital Age
Moderators
avatar for Sandee Oshiro

Sandee Oshiro

Sandee Oshiro, Hawaiʻi Public Radio News Editor, is an award-winning veteran journalist whose media experience spans multiple platforms, and who has managed teams and projects that have drawn national recognition. Raised on the island of Oʻahu, her career has included positions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joel W. Kight

Joel W. Kight

Joel Kight is the engagement editor at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kight grew up in Macon, Ga. and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. and a bachelor’s in Journalism from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia... Read More →
avatar for Suevon Lee

Suevon Lee

Suevon Lee covers education as a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat. She has worked as a journalist for various print and online news publications, including the Ocala Star-Banner, KoreAm Journal and Law360. Born and raised in the D.C. suburbs, she holds a bachelor's in English Language... Read More →
avatar for Mary Vorsino

Mary Vorsino

Dr. Mary Vorsino is the digital managing editor at Hawaii News Now, where she helps to reach and engage followers across the largest digital news footprint in the islands. Before joining HNN, Vorsino worked in newspapers, covering education, social services and mental health. She... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

10:00am

Marijuana/ Cannabis: Gateway or Gatekeeper?
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin

Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i State Board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

Dr. Cook is a board certified psychiatrist practicing in Honolulu. He went to medical school at Northwestern University. He specializes in the rapid treatment of depression using ketamine, TMS, and other modalities such as nutrition, exercise, and interpersonal dynamics. He has expertise... Read More →
avatar for Brian Goldstein

Brian Goldstein

Brian Goldstein is founder and CEO of Noa Botanicals, the largest vertically integrated, medical cannabis dispensary in Hawaii. Previously Brian was Director at Better Place in Hawaii where he lead the deployment of the largest EV charging network in the State. Prior to that Brian... Read More →
avatar for Pallav Pokhrel

Pallav Pokhrel

Pallav Pokhrel is an Associate Professor with the Cancer Prevention Program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, where he does research in tobacco control. He is a behavioral scientist with expertise in health behavior research. He has conducted research focused on tobacco and... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
6. Wellness Pavilion

10:30am

Edna Cabcabin Moran: Honu and Moa
Speakers
avatar for Edna Cabcabin Moran

Edna Cabcabin Moran

Edna Cabcabin Moran is an author/illustrator, ʻolapa hula and member of performing company of Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu with Kumu Patrick Makuakāne.


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

10:30am

Mr. Steve
Speakers
avatar for Mr. Steve

Mr. Steve

Steve Roslonek, as "Mr. Steve,” has delighted audiences at such prestigious venues as the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in NYC, Fenway Park in Boston, the Kennedy Center in DC, Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, and even The White House. Steve's music has won numerous awards... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
7. Keiki Stage

11:00am

Mayor Kirk W. Caldwell
Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
2. Main Stage

11:00am

Christin Lozano, Author/ Librarian
Speakers
avatar for Christin Lozano

Christin Lozano

Christin Lozano is a Children's Librarian at Hawaii State Public Library System. She is the author of Island Toes, which takes readers around the islands, where shoes are optional and toes have the freedom to explore.


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

11:00am

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band
Speakers
avatar for Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Since 2010 Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band, Uncle Wayne, Mr. Girish & Dr. Pfahl, have been barnstorming Hawaii’s libraries, schools and festivals creating a musical ruckus with every show. Their original songs, a unique blend of island flavored bluegrass, folk and blues make... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
7. Keiki Stage

11:00am

Hawaii Literary Arts Council -- 2018 Elliot Cades Awards For Literature
Established Artist: D. Nandi Odhiambo
Emerging Artist: Jean Toyama
Loretta D. Petrie Award: Susan M. Schultz, Joseph Stanton



Speakers
avatar for D. Nandi Odhiambo

D. Nandi Odhiambo

An African-Canadian writer of Luo and Luhya descent, David Nandi Odhiambo is the author of four novels: Smells Like Stars, The Reverend’s Apprentice, Kipligat’s Chance, and diss/ed banded nations. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst... Read More →
avatar for Jean Toyama

Jean Toyama

Jean Toyama has been a faculty member of the University of Hawai‘i for more than 30years, teaching classes in French language and literature, poetry, and the novel. She is theauthor of several linked poetry and commentary works, What We Must Remember and NoChoice But to Follow... Read More →
avatar for Susan M Schultz

Susan M Schultz

SUSAN M. SCHULTZ has lived in and worked in Hawai`i since 1990. She is author of a critical book, A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, and several books of poetry and poetic prose. Most recently, Singing Horse Press published Dementia BlogMemory Car... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Stanton

Joseph Stanton

Joseph Stanton’s books of poems are Things Seen, A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban Oahu, Imaginary Museum, Cardinal Points, and What the Kite Thinks: A Linked Poem. His sixth book of poems, Moving Pictures, is forthcoming soon. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Harvard... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

11:00am

Pulitzer Prizewinner William Finnegan: The Deep Dive: Slowing Down for the High Stakes Story (In the Mission Memorial Auditorium)
Moderators
avatar for Don Wallace

Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of four books and has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Surfer’s Journal,The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wine Spectator, among others. His latest book is The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Finnegan

William Finnegan

William Finnegan has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1984 and a staff writer since 1987. Reporting from Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, the Balkans, and Australia, as well as from the United States, he has won numerous journalism awards. Finnegan is the... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

11:00am

Haumea: Transforming the Health of Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wahine Wellbeing
Moderators
avatar for Kealoha Fox, Ph.D.

Kealoha Fox, Ph.D.

Kealoha Fox provides leadership over initiatives for Mauli Ola (Native Hawaiian Health) to address the social determinants of Kanaka 'Ōiwi well-being, including serving as a State of Hawai‘i Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Commissioner. Dr. Fox has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nai‘a Lewis

Nai‘a Lewis

Nai‘a Lewis is an artist/healer and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and owner of Salted Logic, a company that provides art, lifestyle products and unique services created at the intersection of art, science, and soul. For more than twenty years Nai‘a has used her diverse... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Watkins-Victorino, Ph.D.

Lisa Watkins-Victorino, Ph.D.

Lisa Watkins-Victorino is the Research Director (Ka Pou Kihi Kane) for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Her responsibilities include collecting reliable data critical to the OHA’s ability to engage the Hawaiʻi Legislature and others in the organization’s work. She came to OHA... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

11:00am

Niuhi-Shark: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose
Moderators
avatar for Leonard F. Ke‘ala Kwan, Jr.

Leonard F. Ke‘ala Kwan, Jr.

Born and raised on O‘ahu, Leonard F. Ke‘ala Kwan, Jr. lives with his ‘ohana on the Nänäkuli Hawaiian Homestead.  A professional educator for almost four decades, Ke‘ala serves as the Poʻo (Director) of Cultural Development at Kamehameha Schools Hoʻokahua – Cultural... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Kawika Eyre

David Kawika Eyre

David Kawika Eyre taught Hawaiian language at Kamehameha Schools for 23 years. His books have won numerous Ka Palapala Po‘okela honors, including the Award of Excellence for By Wind, By Wave, named best natural science book of 2000. Kamehameha–The Rise of a King received the Palapala... Read More →
avatar for Carl Franklin Ka‘ailā‘au Pao

Carl Franklin Ka‘ailā‘au Pao

Honolulu-born Carl Franklin Ka'ailā'au Pao received his BFA degree from UH Mānoa and MFA (with first-class honors) from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, Aotearoa. He teaches art at his alma mater, Kamehameha Schools. Carl has exhibited his sculptures, paintings... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

11:00am

Pulitzer Prizewinner William Finnegan-- The Deep Dive: Slowing Down for the High Stakes Story
Intro: Don Wallace

Breaking News Program  

Speakers
avatar for William Finnegan

William Finnegan

William Finnegan has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1984 and a staff writer since 1987. Reporting from Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, the Balkans, and Australia, as well as from the United States, he has won numerous journalism awards. Finnegan is the... Read More →
avatar for Don Wallace

Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of four books and has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Surfer’s Journal,The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wine Spectator, among others. His latest book is The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
1. Mission Memorial Auditorium

11:15am

Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang
Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau

Speakers
avatar for Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang

Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang

Hālau Hula Ka Noʻeau
Hālau Hula Ka Noʻeau was founded in 1986, Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang opened the doors of Hālau Hula Ka Noʻeau in the rural town of Waimea, on Hawaiʻi Island, and relocated the hālau to Honolulu, in 2002. In the past 33 years Kumu Pang has created a legacy of hula practitioners... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
2. Main Stage

11:30am

Brooke Alcuran, Miss Chinatown, and Court
Speakers
avatar for Brook Lynne Alcuran

Brook Lynne Alcuran

Brooke Lynne Alcuran is a singer, actress, arts advocate, and the reigning Miss Chinatown Hawaii Queen. She is a graduate of ‘Iolani School and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where she received a bachelor's in music. Her career goal is to be a professional entertainer and... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

11:30am

Erik Orton Family: Seven At Sea
Speakers
avatar for The Erik Orton Family

The Erik Orton Family

Erik Orton writes plays, musicals and books. His work won an Emmy Award, Telly Award and CINE Golden Eagle. He has directed and produced events at Radio City Music Hall, Off-Broadway and regionally throughout the U.S. He managed Broadway shows and tours including Wicked, The 25th... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

12:00pm

Darah Dung, Host of the Pet Hui
Speakers
avatar for Darah Dung

Darah Dung

Host of the Pet Hui
Darah Dung is a professional model, actress and the Host of The Pet Hui Television Show on Spectrum OC16.  She had principal roles in "Hawaii 5-0" and feature films, including the recent David Spade movie that filmed in Hawaii. Darah loves animals and owns several rescue dogs and... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

12:00pm

Mr. Steve
Speakers
avatar for Mr. Steve

Mr. Steve

Steve Roslonek, as "Mr. Steve,” has delighted audiences at such prestigious venues as the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in NYC, Fenway Park in Boston, the Kennedy Center in DC, Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, and even The White House. Steve's music has won numerous awards... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

12:00pm

Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo—Leaving Our Shadow Behind Us
Poetry

Intro: Juliet Kono

Speakers
avatar for Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo

Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo

Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo, author of Leaving Our Shadow Behind Us (Bamboo Ridge Press) comes from a family of farmers, teachers, and religious leaders in La Union, Ilocos Sur, and Pangasinan, the Philippines. He lost his short-term memory in a crash, and his neurologist suggested he... Read More →
avatar for Juliet S. Kono

Juliet S. Kono

Juliet S. Kono is the award-winning author of several books: Hilo Rains, Tsunami Years, Ho‘olulu Park and the Pepsodent Smile, The Bravest ‘Opihi, and Anshū, a novel. She co-authored No Choice but to Follow and What We Must Remember and has appeared in many anthologies and collections... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

12:00pm

Kawika Kahiapo
Speakers
avatar for Kawika Kahiapo

Kawika Kahiapo

Kawika Kahiapo has contributed to over 100 recording projects. He was featured on the 2005 Grammy Award-winning CD Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key, and has won several Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, most recently in 2015 for his Ho’omaluhia, and Ku’u Aina Aloha. He was honored as the... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2. Main Stage

12:00pm

Hawaii Homelessness: Status Report
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin

Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i State Board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lt Gov Josh Green

Lt Gov Josh Green

Lieutenant Governor Josh Green is a local doctor, husband and father of two who has spent his life caring for Hawaii families. After completing his medical training, Josh joined the National Health Corps and started his life’s work as a family physician and ER doctor in rural hospitals... Read More →
avatar for Kimo Carvalho

Kimo Carvalho

Kimo Carvalho is the Director of Community Relations for IHS, The Institute for Human Services – Hawaii’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive homeless service provider. Additionally, his team operates IHS’ communications, marketing, fundraising and government relation programs... Read More →
avatar for Jay King

Jay King

Jay King arrived at Aloha United Way after serving in the Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, as the Senior Field Representative focusing on crisis management, social justice and public benefits. After administering the Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative through a partnership... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

12:00pm

Kōkua Aku, Kōkua Mai Five Transformations of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Moderators
avatar for Thomas A. Woods

Thomas A. Woods

Thomas A. Woods, PhD in American studies, University of Minnesota, is executive director emeritus of Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. He has consulted for Hawai‘i museums for nearly thirty years, authored Knights of the Plow on nineteenth-century agricultural... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Thomas Kam

Ralph Thomas Kam

Ralph Thomas Kam, author of Death Rites and Hawaiian Royalty: Funerary Practices in the Kamehameha and Kalākaua Dynasties, 1819–1953 (2017 and several articles to the Hawaiian Journal of History, including “Copied Hymns of John Young” (2015) and “The Gospel Roots of Hawai‘i... Read More →
avatar for Kapali Lyon

Kapali Lyon

Jeffrey “Kapali” Lyon, PhD, is a member of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. His recent publications include “No ka Baibala Hemolele: the making of the Hawaiian Bible,” and a two volume edition, in collaboration with Charles Langlas, of Davida... Read More →
avatar for David Keanu Sai

David Keanu Sai

David Keanu Sai has a PhD in Political Science from U.H. Mānoa. He teaches at Windward Community College, is adjunct faculty for the graduate program at U.H. Mānoa College of Education and is a prominent expert in Hawaiian political history. His research and publications focus... Read More →
avatar for Albert J. Schütz

Albert J. Schütz

Albert J. Schütz is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at UH—Mānoa. He has published Fijian Reference Grammar and directed the Fijian Dictionary Project. He has written about Tongan, Samoan, Māori, Nguna, and Hawaiian languages. In addition to forty books, monographs, and essays... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

12:00pm

Prison Writings: Try Think: “I am more than…”
Speakers
avatar for Robert Chang

Robert Chang

Born and raised on Kauai, Robert moved to Oahu and graduated with a degree in Hawaiian studies from UH Mānoa in 1997. In 1999, Robert became part of the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, where he eventually became the Director of Reading and Discussion programs. Here he was able... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Dr. Tammy Jones is a Project Coordinator for PALS/PLACES at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, supporting teachers on the Waiʻanae Coast to develop place-based curriculum. She is also the Reading and Discussion Program Assistant at Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, co-facilitating... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

12:30pm

Ed Chevy, Deaf Entertainer
Speakers
avatar for Ed Chevy

Ed Chevy

ED CHEVY is a well-known Deaf performer in the Pacific Rim. He has performed rock music, storytelling, comedy skit and humor for many years using american sign language (ASL) in the USA and Europe.


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

12:30pm

Tanya Jaoquin, Host, Living 808
Speakers
avatar for Tannya Joaquin

Tannya Joaquin

Host, Living 808
Tannya Joaquin is Host of Living808, Hawaii’s original lifestyle show on KHON and KHII (K-high). She’s an Emmy-nominated journalist with 25 years experience telling stories about the people and places in her community. Tannya is always up for adventure and keeps active with her... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

12:30pm

The 2019 Nēnē Award
Speakers
avatar for David Kawika Eyre

David Kawika Eyre

David Kawika Eyre taught Hawaiian language at Kamehameha Schools for 23 years. His books have won numerous Ka Palapala Po‘okela honors, including the Award of Excellence for By Wind, By Wave, named best natural science book of 2000. Kamehameha–The Rise of a King received the Palapala... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1. Mission Memorial Auditorium

1:00pm

Margaret MacDonald
Speakers
avatar for Margaret Read Macdonald

Margaret Read Macdonald

Margaret Read MacDonald has published more than 65 books of stories and about storytelling, which have been translated into many languages. She has performed internationally as a storyteller. She focuses on creating "tellable" folktale renditions, which enable readers to share fo... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

1:00pm

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band
Speakers
avatar for Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Since 2010 Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band, Uncle Wayne, Mr. Girish & Dr. Pfahl, have been barnstorming Hawaii’s libraries, schools and festivals creating a musical ruckus with every show. Their original songs, a unique blend of island flavored bluegrass, folk and blues make... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

1:00pm

Kumu Hula Leimomi Maldonado
Hālau Ka Hale I o Kahala

Speakers
avatar for Kumu Hula Leimomi I-Maldonado

Kumu Hula Leimomi I-Maldonado

Halau Ka Hale I o Kahala
Aunty Lei’s passion for hula was instilled in her at the young age of six by her late Kumu Hula, Aunty Maiki Aiu Lake. She continued her study of Hula with Aunty Lani Kekauilani Kalama, who uniked her as Kumu Hula. Kumu John Keola Lake supported her with Oli. She attends workshops... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2. Main Stage

1:00pm

Considering Agency and Consequences: No Ke Kalaiaina and William Richards’ Seminar for the Aliʻi
Moderators
avatar for Thomas A. Woods

Thomas A. Woods

Thomas A. Woods, PhD in American studies, University of Minnesota, is executive director emeritus of Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. He has consulted for Hawai‘i museums for nearly thirty years, authored Knights of the Plow on nineteenth-century agricultural... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Puakea Nogelmeier

Puakea Nogelmeier

M. Puakea Nogelmeier has a PhD in Anthropology from U.H. Mānoa, where he taught Hawaiian language, history and literature for 35 years. Now a professor emeritus, he is the executive director of Awaiaulu, working to train translators and to expand use of the Hawaiian-language ar... Read More →
avatar for David Keanu Sai

David Keanu Sai

David Keanu Sai has a PhD in Political Science from U.H. Mānoa. He teaches at Windward Community College, is adjunct faculty for the graduate program at U.H. Mānoa College of Education and is a prominent expert in Hawaiian political history. His research and publications focus... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

1:00pm

Housing Is Healthcare
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin

Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i State Board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lt Gov Josh Green

Lt Gov Josh Green

Lieutenant Governor Josh Green is a local doctor, husband and father of two who has spent his life caring for Hawaii families. After completing his medical training, Josh joined the National Health Corps and started his life’s work as a family physician and ER doctor in rural hospitals... Read More →
avatar for Kimo Carvalho

Kimo Carvalho

Kimo Carvalho is the Director of Community Relations for IHS, The Institute for Human Services – Hawaii’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive homeless service provider. Additionally, his team operates IHS’ communications, marketing, fundraising and government relation programs... Read More →
avatar for Jay King

Jay King

Jay King arrived at Aloha United Way after serving in the Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, as the Senior Field Representative focusing on crisis management, social justice and public benefits. After administering the Coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative through a partnership... Read More →
avatar for Jill Omori

Jill Omori

Dr. Jill Omori (is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Deeply integrated with Omori’s teaching and research at UH Mānoa is her service to the homeless, which has had a significant and profound impact upon the lives... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

1:00pm

Micronesian Writers
Intro: Craig Santos Peres

Speakers
KB

Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo

Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo is from the village of Mangilao on Guåhan. She is a former Guam Department of Education language arts teacher and a former instructor at the University of Guam School of Education. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Political Science (with a specialization... Read More →
avatar for Mary Hattori

Mary Hattori

Mary Hattori is Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Education at Chaminade University. Hagan Guåhan, a daughter of Guam and of Paul Hattori and Fermina Perez of Familian Titang, Dr. Hattori lives on O’ahu and is an educator, philanthropist... Read More →
JH

Josie Howard

Josie Howard is from Onoun, a small island in Chuuk. She holds a BA in Anthropology (UH-Hilo), and her master’s in Social Work (UH-Mānoa). Josie serves as director/founder of We Are Oceania, empowering Micronesian communities in Hawai`i to navigate success while honoring their... Read More →
avatar for Craig Santos Perez

Craig Santos Perez

For the first time, poetry, short stories, critical and creative essays, chants, and excerpts of plays by Indigenous Micronesian authors have been brought together to form a resounding—and distinctly Micronesian—voice. This long-awaited anthology of contemporary indigenous literature... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

1:00pm

William Finnegan: Writing Workshop & Q&A--What makes a good story?
Moderators
avatar for Connie Hale

Connie Hale

Constance Hale is the author of five books on writing, including the bestselling Sin and Syntax. Her profiles, essays, and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic, Afar, and Hana Hou. She has edited three dozen nonfiction books. In 2016, she published... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Finnegan

William Finnegan

William Finnegan has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1984 and a staff writer since 1987. Reporting from Africa, Central America, South America, Europe, the Balkans, and Australia, as well as from the United States, he has won numerous journalism awards. Finnegan is the... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

1:30pm

Jeff Gere, Storyteller
Speakers
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Jeff Gere

Jeff Gere has told stories to kids ever since he was one in the stone age. He's performed in EVERY HBMF because he LOVES it. He'll do participatory tales for kids daily. Come!


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

1:30pm

Kristi Yamaguchi
Speakers
avatar for Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic gold medalist figure skater and two-time world champion. Born in Hayward, California, Yamaguchi fell in love with figure skating at a young age, winning the pairs title at the 1988 World Junior Championships with skating partner Rudy Galindo. The pair... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

2:00pm

Kathy Collins, Storyteller
Speakers
avatar for Tita Kathy Collins

Tita Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins is an actress, storyteller, comedian, radio & TV host, newspaper columnist, freelance writer, and proud Maui girl.  Her pidgin-speaking alter ego, “Tita”, performs throughout Hawaii and overseas, sharing Hawaiian legends, Pidgin Pride, and the Spirit of Aloha. For... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

2:00pm

Ryley Hu: The Girl with Dreams
Speakers
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Ryley Hu

Ryley Hu, aka The Girl with Dreams. A 10 year-old children’s book author. Ryley loves to read and draw. Her favorite authors are Rick Riordan and Chris Colfer. She wants to be the next J.K. Rowling!


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

2:00pm

Brickwood Galuteria
Speakers
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Brickwood Galuteria

After a decade of public service, Ret. State Senator Brickwood Galuteria returns to his musical roots for this year’s 14th Annual Hawaii Book and Music Festival—of which he was one of the founders. His melding of Hawaiian music with a contemporary jazz mode blends two genres into... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2. Main Stage

2:00pm

Fearless: Creative Media and Telling Courageous Stories
Moderators
avatar for Kimberlee Bassford

Kimberlee Bassford

Kimberlee Bassford is an independent filmmaker with a journalism background who has produced and directed the documentaries WINNING GIRL (2014, World Channel), PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY (2008, PBS), and others. She has garnered numerous honors for her work, including film... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Inez Anderson

Inez Anderson

Inez Anderson is short and angry. She is a freshman at Roosevelt High School, and has participated in multiple film programs with Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking since 2017. Films she has worked on include Skin Deep (2017), Thoughts & Prayers (2018), Two of a Kind (2018), and Aro & Ace... Read More →
avatar for Jessie Hearther

Jessie Hearther

Jessie Hearther is a 16-year-old military child and filmmaker who has been collaborating with Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking since 2017. Jessie enjoys filmmaking that challenges society's views on suppressed groups and takes pride in helping these groups find the spotlight for meaningful... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pennybacker

Robert Pennybacker

Robert Pennybacker is an honors graduate from the USC School of Cinema and Television and has worked in Hawai’i’s television industry for more than thirty years. He has written approximately twenty documentaries for television. Robert signed on as PBS Hawai’i’s Vice President... Read More →
avatar for Phoenix Maimiti Valentine

Phoenix Maimiti Valentine

Phoenix Maimiti Valentine is a 15-year-old ‘О̄iwi (Native Hawaiian) artist. Her art is inspired by nature and Hawaiian culture. She is a cultural practitioner learning lāʻau lapaʻau, lei making, ‘о̄lelo Hawaiʻi, then sharing this ‘ike (knowledge) through her art. She... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

2:00pm

Imagining Other Places, Other Cultures
Speakers
avatar for Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Linda Watanabe McFerrin is a poet, travel writer, and novelist. The author of two poetry collections, two novels, a collection of award-winning short stories, and a travel guidebook. Her literary honors include the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and various travel writing... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel is a psychiatrist who works with children, teens, and adults. Her YA debut, Rani Patel In Full Effect, was a finalist for the Morris Award and was listed on YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her second YA novel, Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story, was selected for the... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

2:00pm

Palapala Journal #2, 2019
Speakers
avatar for Jane Au

Jane Au

Jane Lokomaikaʻikeakua Au was raised in Māeaea, Oʻahu. She obtained her BA and MA in Religion at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She has spent several years studying religious theory, focusing in particular on indigenous belief systems and their inherent messages of sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Charles “Kale”  Langlas

Charles “Kale” Langlas

Charles Langlas  is an anthropologist and Hawaiian studies scholar, recently retired from the College of Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaii at Hilo. He lived on the Island of Hawaii for many years. His other work includes Kalaupapa is Us (co-authored with Sonia Juvik and Kaʻohulani... Read More →
avatar for Kapali Lyon

Kapali Lyon

Jeffrey “Kapali” Lyon, PhD, is a member of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. His recent publications include “No ka Baibala Hemolele: the making of the Hawaiian Bible,” and a two volume edition, in collaboration with Charles Langlas, of Davida... Read More →
avatar for Avis Poai

Avis Poai

Kuuipo Poai is an attorney, a faculty member at the William S. Richardson School of Law, and an affiliate with the Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation. She received a BA in English and political science, a master’s degree in library science, and a juris doctor... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

2:00pm

Sleep Deprivation
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin

Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i State Board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christine Fukui

Christine Fukui

Dr. Christine Fukui is a Pulmonary/Sleep physician at Tripler Army Medical Center and Manakai O Malama Integrative Healthcare Group and Rehabilitation Center.  She trained at the UC  San Francisco Medical Center and has been practicing in Hawaii since 1980.  She is a member of... Read More →
avatar for Joni Kroll

Joni Kroll

Dr. Joni Kroll, DAc has 30 years of clinical experience having started Kailua Acupuncture Clinic in 1989 after graduating with honors from the Oriental Medical Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She is board certified in Acupuncture Orthopedics and is a Diplomate of the NCCAOM.  Dr... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Stern, PhD

Jeff Stern, PhD

Dr. Jeffrey Stern got his PhD from the University of Hawaii and has been in clinical practice, teaching, consulting, and supervising for more than 15 years. His areas of expertise include child and adolescent clinical and wellness psychology, applied psychology in the workplace, and... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

2:00pm

Alan Brennert-- Daughter of Molokai: A Novel
Intro: Pamela Roter Sakamoto

Speakers
avatar for Alan Brennert

Alan Brennert

Alan Brennert is the author of the best-selling historical novels MOLOKA'I and HONOLULU. His work on the television series L.A. LAW earned him an Emmy Award in 1991 and his short story "Ma Qui" was honored with a Nebula Award in 1992. His latest book, DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA'I, is a sequel... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto is the author of the narrative nonfiction book Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds. (Harper 2016). She teaches at Punahou where she chairs the Academy Social Studies department. Pamela also works as an expert consultant... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1. Mission Memorial Auditorium

2:30pm

Kathy Colllins, Storyteller
Speakers
avatar for Tita Kathy Collins

Tita Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins is an actress, storyteller, comedian, radio & TV host, newspaper columnist, freelance writer, and proud Maui girl.  Her pidgin-speaking alter ego, “Tita”, performs throughout Hawaii and overseas, sharing Hawaiian legends, Pidgin Pride, and the Spirit of Aloha. For... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

2:30pm

Leon and Malia, Music
Speakers
avatar for Leon & Malia

Leon & Malia

Leon & Malia - Hawaii’s favorite kids music duo - are award winning composers, recording artists, performers and producers. Kids love their DVDs and CDs with sing-along songs from Keiki Calabash, Hawaii Kids Calabash and many other CD’s. Thousands of school kids see them live... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

3:00pm

Margaret Read Macdonald, Storyteller
Speakers
avatar for Margaret Read Macdonald

Margaret Read Macdonald

Margaret Read MacDonald has published more than 65 books of stories and about storytelling, which have been translated into many languages. She has performed internationally as a storyteller. She focuses on creating "tellable" folktale renditions, which enable readers to share fo... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

3:00pm

Ken Makuakane
Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Makuakane

Kenneth Makuakane

Ken Makuakane has produced about 100 albums, working with artists such as Na Leo, Hapa, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Raiatea Helm, Obrian Eselu and Jeff Rasmussen. He performs with the multi-award winning Pandanus Club. A prolific songwriter of over 1500 songs, Kenneth's compositions... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2. Main Stage

3:00pm

Cane Fires: Plantation Kids at the End of An Era Talk Story
Moderators
avatar for Bob Sigall

Bob Sigall

Bob SIgall taught marketing and management at Hawaii Pacific University for 15 years, and with the help of his students, has researched and written the five bestselling The Companies We Keep books. Since April 2011, he has written a weekly column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser called... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kaui Philpotts

Kaui Philpotts

Kaui Philpotts first work of fiction, “Cane Fires” is a book of loosely autobiographical short stories set on a Maui sugar plantation in the 1940s and 50s. The world she writes about helped set the stage for modern day Hawaii. Her previous non-fiction works include Hawaii: A Sense... Read More →
avatar for Wanda Adams

Wanda Adams

Wanda Adelaide Adams, a Portuguese-American "Keiki O Kepaniwai" (Iao Valley, Maui) attended St. Anthony Schools across Mill Street from Wailuku Sugar; bagasse was the scent of her childhood. She learned to love reading from her mother, the family's first college graduate. She inherited... Read More →
avatar for George Tanabe

George Tanabe

George Tanabe is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Hawaii, and is president of BDK Hawaii and BDK America, a Buddhist nonprofit organization. Born and raised in Waialua, Oahu, George left to attend Willamette University in Oregon, studied at Union Theological Seminary... Read More →
avatar for Connie Hale

Connie Hale

Constance Hale is the author of five books on writing, including the bestselling Sin and Syntax. Her profiles, essays, and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic, Afar, and Hana Hou. She has edited three dozen nonfiction books. In 2016, she published... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

3:00pm

Confronting MicroAggressions in Island Media: Advocating for our Micronesian Communities
Moderators
JV

James Viernes

James Viernes (familian Ginza, Kotla, and Miget) is from Santa Rita, Guam. He earned his doctoral degree in Pacific Islands History from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He has served as Program Coordinator of the Chamorro Studies Program at the University of Guam and is currently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp

Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp

Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp is a Hawaiian cultural historian as well as the president of Indigenous Pasifika. He is also a published writer, blogger, podcaster, researcher and administrator of the Facebook group “Hawaiian History and Culture”--which is the largest history group on... Read More →
avatar for C. (Sha) Merirei Ongelungel

C. (Sha) Merirei Ongelungel

Sha Ongelungel is a Palauan-American QTPI millennial and professional rabble-rouser. She’s spent the better part of the last two decades working in digital media, experimenting with different applications of social media and her special brand of productive pettiness as a positive... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

3:00pm

Death with Dignity
Speakers
avatar for Rev. Bodhi Be

Rev. Bodhi Be

Reverend Bodhi Be is an ordained interfaith minister and the executive director of Doorway into Light, a nonprofit organization in Hawaii providing education, counsel and support to the dying and their families since 2006. Bodhi is a funeral director, hospice volunteer, end-of-life... Read More →
avatar for Jeannette Koijane

Jeannette Koijane

Jeannette Koijane, MPH is Executive Director of Kōkua Mau, a statewide network of organizations and individuals leading a movement to make advance care planning and open communication about care and support for those with serious illness and their loved ones, including end-of-life... Read More →
avatar for Rae Seitz, MD

Rae Seitz, MD

Dr. Rae Seitz was instrumental in designing, developing, implementing, and growing home-based palliative care programs for both Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and HMSA. She led the Advance Care Planning Video Project in which videos are used to inform people about their choices for care... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

3:00pm

Partners in Change: A Biographical Encyclopedia of American Protestant Missionaries in Hawaiʻi and their Hawaiian and Tahitian Colleagues
Moderators
avatar for Thomas A. Woods

Thomas A. Woods

Thomas A. Woods, PhD in American studies, University of Minnesota, is executive director emeritus of Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. He has consulted for Hawai‘i museums for nearly thirty years, authored Knights of the Plow on nineteenth-century agricultural... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Thomas Kam

Ralph Thomas Kam

Ralph Thomas Kam, author of Death Rites and Hawaiian Royalty: Funerary Practices in the Kamehameha and Kalākaua Dynasties, 1819–1953 (2017 and several articles to the Hawaiian Journal of History, including “Copied Hymns of John Young” (2015) and “The Gospel Roots of Hawai‘i... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion
  • Intro <strong>Thomas A. Woods</strong>, PhD in American studies, University of Minnesota, is executive director emeritus of Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. He has consulted for Hawai‘i museums for nearly thirty years, authored <em>Knights of the Plow</em> on nineteenth-century agricultural organizations and “A Portal to the Past: Property Taxes in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i,” <em>Hawaiian Journal of History</em>, and numerous essays on museum interpretation. In the late 1980s, he advocated perspectivistic interpretation at museums.

3:30pm

Kapolei PACKids, Music Medley
Speakers
avatar for Kapolei PAC

Kapolei PAC

is our performing arts troupe, and is comprised of performers of different levels: Keiki, Advance Keiki, JRCompany, Company, and Senior Company kids. PACKids is intended for those students who love performing, and want to pursue a career in performing arts. Our Keiki groups work on... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

3:30pm

Leesa Clark Stone-- Paradise to Paradise: The Rap Reiplinger Story
In Conversation with Ed Ka‘ahea, Leon Siu

Speakers
avatar for Leesa Clark Stone

Leesa Clark Stone

Leesa Clark Stone’s Paradise to Paradise: The Rap Reiplinger Story chronicles the life of her late husband, James Kawika Piimauna “Rap” Reiplinger. She was a journalist with several radio stations in Honolulu, before becoming a morning anchor and reporter at KITV. After leaving... Read More →
avatar for Jon de Mello

Jon de Mello

Jon de Mello, CEO of The Mountain Apple Company, has been a fixture in Hawaiʻi’s entertainment industry for over 30 years.  He is well known as a top producer of local talent, including The Brothers Cazimero, Israel IZ Kamakawiwoʻole, and of course, Rap Reiplinger.  Jon has... Read More →
avatar for Ed Ka‘ahea

Ed Ka‘ahea

Ed Ka‘ahea is the last founding member of the legendary Hawaiian comedy trio, Booga Booga, along with comedy icons James Grant Benton and Rap Reiplinger. Booga Booga delivered a hybrid pidgin-English-based satire that rocked Hawaii that captured the changing cultural and political... Read More →
avatar for Leon Siu

Leon Siu

Leon Siu is an accomplished visual artist, author, musician, vocalist, recording artist, composer, poet, lyricist, arranger, and producer of audio, film and video projects. One of his compositions was recorded by the famous London Symphony Orchestra, and he has composed sound-track... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
1. Mission Memorial Auditorium

4:00pm

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band
Speakers
avatar for Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Since 2010 Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band, Uncle Wayne, Mr. Girish & Dr. Pfahl, have been barnstorming Hawaii’s libraries, schools and festivals creating a musical ruckus with every show. Their original songs, a unique blend of island flavored bluegrass, folk and blues make... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

4:00pm

Kumu Hula Cynthia Bernard
Hālau Hula ‘O Kaleipuaimilia

Speakers
avatar for Kumu Hula Cynthia Makalapua Bernard

Kumu Hula Cynthia Makalapua Bernard

Hālau Hula ‘O Kaleipuaimilia
Hālau Hula ‘O Kaleipuaimilia under the direction of Kumu Hula Cynthia Makalapua Bernard is located on the Wai‘anae Coast in the ahupua‘a of Lualualei. The late Mililani Allen was Makalapua’s kumu hula for 23 years before Mililani’s passing in 1998. The hālau is excited... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
2. Main Stage

4:00pm

Arting and Writing to Transform Education
Speakers
avatar for Miki Maeshiro

Miki Maeshiro

Miki Maeshiro is a Senior Education Design Specialist with Kamehameha Schools. She was an elementary school kumu at the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama for many years before she worked as a Literacy Resource Teacher in Hawaiian Focused Charter and Hawaiian Language Immersion schools... Read More →
avatar for Meleanna Meyer

Meleanna Meyer

Artist, Educator, filmmaker and champion for community empowerment through the arts in all forms, Meleanna Meyer’s constant vision has been to kokua folks in the visual arts to find their creative potential and voice. As a practicing artist whose career has afforded her remarkable... Read More →
avatar for Anna Sumida

Anna Sumida

At Kamehameha Elementary School Anna and a group of students started Golden Pencils, Inc. (http://blogs.ksbe.edu/golden-pencils/) in 2007, which published student-authored books. Book sale proceeds were donated to various charitable organizations over a period of 10 years. Anna  was mentored by Dr. Donald Graves whose groundbreaking research began the writing workshop revolution in education today and shaped... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

4:00pm

Nā Kahu: Portraits of Native Hawaiian Pastors at Home and Abroad, 1820–1900
Speakers
avatar for Craig Howes

Craig Howes

Craig Howes is the Director of the Center for Biographical Research, the co-editor of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, and a Professor of English at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The co-editor of The Value of Hawaiʻi (2010) and The Best of Aloha Shorts (2017), and... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Mahi

Aaron Mahi

Aaron Mahi was Bandmaster of the Royal Hawaiian Band 1981-2005. He was educated  at Kamehameha Schools and UH Manoa. He has served as Associate Conductor of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, and as cultural consultant to the Abigail K. K. Kawananakoa Foundation and the Mālama ‘Āina... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Makuakane

Kenneth Makuakane

Ken Makuakane has produced about 100 albums, working with artists such as Na Leo, Hapa, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Raiatea Helm, Obrian Eselu and Jeff Rasmussen. He performs with the multi-award winning Pandanus Club. A prolific songwriter of over 1500 songs, Kenneth's compositions... Read More →
avatar for Nancy J. Morris

Nancy J. Morris

Nancy J.Morris, is a historian and librarian emerita, University of Hawai`i. A resident of Hawai`i since before statehood, she has a particular interest in Hawai`i’s story as told through the biographies of a remarkably diverse population. Following this interest, she has written... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

4:00pm

Regenerative Medicine
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin

Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i State Board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Acree, PA-C

Scott Acree, PA-C

Christopher "Scott" Acree, PA-C,  served in the military, first as an Airborne Cryptolinguist specializing in Vietnamese, and then as a Surgical Technician. He trained with the Army SF Medics, US Navy SEAL's, AF Pararescue and US Navy Independent Corpsman. Scott  served in the USAF... Read More →
avatar for Ric Custodio

Ric Custodio

“Dr. Ric” has practiced pediatrics in Hawaii for over 35 years.  Dedicated to a career providing health care to the poor and underserved, he has worked at Kalihi-Palama, Bay Clinic and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Centers. Failing retirement, he is now an Associate Professor... Read More →
avatar for Bradley Wilcox

Bradley Wilcox

Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc (Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), is Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, at the Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) Campus. He also is Principal Investigator of the... Read More →
avatar for David G. Watumull

David G. Watumull

David Watumull has more than 20 years’ experience as a biotechnology industry executive, analyst, and investment banker. He is a co-founder of Cardax, and a co-inventor of the Cardax technology. Previously, as CEO of Hawaii Biotech, he raised $55 million in investor, federal and... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

4:00pm

Weaving Our Stories Together
Moderators
avatar for Aiko Yamashiro

Aiko Yamashiro

Aiko Yamashiro is the executive director of Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, anonprofit that connects people with ideas that enrich lives, broaden perspectives, andstrengthen communities. She taught literature and creative writing at UH Mānoa and coeditedThe Value of Hawai'i 2... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chad Blair

Chad Blair

Chad Blair is politics and opinion editor for Honolulu Civil Beat, covering how political and policy decisions impact people and communities in Hawaii. Over the pastv 25 years Chad has worked for Pacific Business News, Hawaii Public Radio and Honolulu Weekly. He has taught at UH Manoa... Read More →
avatar for Tolua Samifua

Tolua Samifua

Tolua Samifua is the Founder of Lady Pasifika, a magazine created to showcase and highlight Pacific Island women with the hope of bridging our past, present, and future. Lady Pasifika shares the stories of Pacific Island women who are inspiring, positive role models for our community... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

4:30pm

Mr. Steve
Speakers
avatar for Mr. Steve

Mr. Steve

Steve Roslonek, as "Mr. Steve,” has delighted audiences at such prestigious venues as the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in NYC, Fenway Park in Boston, the Kennedy Center in DC, Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, and even The White House. Steve's music has won numerous awards... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
7. Keiki Stage
 
Sunday, May 5
 

10:00am

Kristi Yamaguchi Olympic Skater and Author
Speakers
avatar for Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic gold medalist figure skater and two-time world champion. Born in Hayward, California, Yamaguchi fell in love with figure skating at a young age, winning the pairs title at the 1988 World Junior Championships with skating partner Rudy Galindo. The pair... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

10:00am

Mr. Steve
Speakers
avatar for Mr. Steve

Mr. Steve

Steve Roslonek, as "Mr. Steve,” has delighted audiences at such prestigious venues as the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in NYC, Fenway Park in Boston, the Kennedy Center in DC, Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, and even The White House. Steve's music has won numerous awards... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
7. Keiki Stage

10:00am

Kumu Hula Miki‘ala Lidstone
Hālau ‘o Kaululaua‘e

Speakers
avatar for Kumu Hula Miki‘ala Lidstone

Kumu Hula Miki‘ala Lidstone

Hālau ‘o Kaululaua‘e
Miki‘ala Lidstone is a teacher at Kapolei High School, the Kumu Hula of and the executive director of the Ulu A‘e Learning Center. Service at Pu‘u ‘o Kapolei is an important component in her outreach efforts with her students and the community.


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
2. Main Stage

10:00am

Na Inoa Hoku: Hawaiian and Pacific Star Names
Speakers
JK

John Kaipo Mahelona

John Kaipo Mahelona is a Hawaiian-language scholar who co-authored  with Ruibellite Kawena Johnson the definitive catalog of Hawaiian star names, Nā Inoa Hōkū, which became an essential text for the voyaging community. Together with British archeo-astronomer Clive Ruggles he... Read More →
avatar for Clive Ruggles

Clive Ruggles

Clive Ruggles, Emeritus Professor of archeoastronomy at the University of Leicester, UK, earned a PhD at Oxford in mathematics and astrophysics,  then switched to archaeology. His work established that many prehistoric stone monuments in Britain and Ireland were megalithic. Clive's... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

10:00am

Bamboo Ridge,Journal of Literature & the Arts, #115
Intro: Donald Carreira Ching, Cathy Song

Speakers
avatar for Sue Cowing

Sue Cowing

Sue Cowing’s poems have appeared in local and mainland journals and anthologies including Bamboo Ridge and the Bamboo Ridge anthologySister Stew. Her published books of poetry are Fire in the Sea: An Anthology of Poetry and Art and My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii’s Kids. Her... Read More →
avatar for Jim Harstad

Jim Harstad

James R. Harstad retired from University of Hawai‘i Curriculum Research and Development Group and University Laboratory School English Department, where he was Director of the Performance English Project. Authored The Journal Freewriting Handbook; co-authored The Read-Along Handbook... Read More →
avatar for Scott Kikkawa

Scott Kikkawa

Scott Kikkawa’s noir detective fiction set in postwar Honolulu has appeared in three Bamboo Ridge anthologies and his upcoming detective novel, Kona Winds, will be released shortly as Bamboo Ridge Issue 116. He is a federal law enforcement officer by day and lives with his family... Read More →
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Christy Passion

Christy Passion is a critical care nurse and poet. Her works have appeared in mainland and international journals such as Crab Creek Review, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Blue Collar Review, and Mauri Ola. She has received the James A. Vaughn Award for Poetry, the Atlanta Review... Read More →
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Susan Lee St. John

Susan Lee St John teaches at Windward Community College in Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu. Her work has appeared in anthologies published by Calyx Books, Mutual Publishing, and Bamboo Ridge Press. Her short plays have been produced by Honolulu Theater for Youth, and in 2012, she received the... Read More →
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Cathy Song

Cathy Song is the author of five books of poetry: Picture Bride (recently listed as one of the “50 Essential Hawai‘i Books” by HONOLULU Magazine); Frameless Windows, Squares of Light; School Figures; The Land of Bliss, and Cloud Moving Hands. She also co-edited Sister... Read More →
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Donald Carreira Ching

Donald Carreira Ching was born and raised in Kahalu‘u, on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. His work has appeared in publications such as Rio Grande Review, Hawaiʻi Review, and Every Day Fiction. In 2015, his debut novel, Between Sky and Sea: a Family's Struggle, was published by... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
3. Authors Pavilion

10:00am

If you want my opinion...
Moderators
avatar for Craig Howes

Craig Howes

Craig Howes is the Director of the Center for Biographical Research, the co-editor of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, and a Professor of English at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The co-editor of The Value of Hawaiʻi (2010) and The Best of Aloha Shorts (2017), and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neal Milner

Neal Milner

Neal is a Civil Beat columnist, contributing editor of Hawaii Public Radio’s “The Conversation’” and a political analyst for KITV. He is a UH emeritus professor of political science. He’s also acted in various productions at The Actors Group, Kumu Kahua, and University of... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Toth Fox

Catherine Toth Fox

Born and raised on O‘ahu, Catherine Toth Fox is the editor of HAWAI‘I Magazine. A graduate of Roosevelt High School, she earned a BA from UH Mānoa, and an MA in magazine writing and publishing from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She has worked as a newspaper reporter... Read More →
avatar for Colin Moore

Colin Moore

Colin Moore is an associate professor of political science and the director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. He also serves as a political analyst for Hawaii News Now (KGMB/KHNL). Moore's scholarship focuses on politics and public policy in the... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

10:30am

Brook Lee: 1997 Miss Hawaii, USA & Universe
Speakers
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Brook Lee

Brook Lee, is an American actress, television host, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Hawaii USA 1997, Miss USA 1997, and Miss Universe 1997. After her reign as Miss Universe she made several cameo appearances in movies and television shows, and has hosted many television shows in Asia and the United States. She is the host of a regional television show known as Pacific Fusion, which focuses on Asian-American lifestyles... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

10:30am

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band
Speakers
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Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Since 2010 Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band, Uncle Wayne, Mr. Girish & Dr. Pfahl, have been barnstorming Hawaii’s libraries, schools and festivals creating a musical ruckus with every show. Their original songs, a unique blend of island flavored bluegrass, folk and blues make... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
7. Keiki Stage

10:30am

Sam Horn—Someday Is Not A Day In The Week: 10 Hacks To Make The Rest Of Your Life The Best Of Your Life
Intro: Roger Jellinek

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Sam Horn

Sam Horn is the Intrigue Expert, a world-renowned Author, Keynote Speaker and communications strategist who has coached the world’s top entrepreneurs and executives. Her new book is Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life. ... Read More →
avatar for Roger Jellinek

Roger Jellinek

Roger Jellinek has been Executive Director of the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival since 2006. A graduate of Cambridge University, and a Mellon Fellow at Yale University, he has been involved in book publishing in New York and Hawaii as a journalist, editor, publisher and  literary... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
1. Mission Memorial Auditorium

11:00am

Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars
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Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars

Under the direction of Diamond Head Theatre’s award-winning Director John Rampage and his talented staff, the DHT Shooting Stars feature some of Hawaii’s most talented performers, ages 7-17. The Shooting Stars have entertained audiences for over 15 years with an extensive repertoire... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
7. Keiki Stage

11:00am

Mirka Hokkanen: Four Otters Toboggan Animal Counting
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Mirka Hokkanen

Mirka is a Hawaii artist, illustrator and author. Mirka’s favorite things to illustrate are animals and kids. She loves a good chuckle and adds a spark of humor where ever she can fit it. When not brandishing a pencil, Mirka is probably wielding a cheese stick and a book to appease... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

11:00am

Sumner La Croix: Hawaii: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change
Intro: Byron Gagnes

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Sumner La Croix

Sumner La Croix is Professor Emeritus in the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa Department of Economics and a research fellow with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization.  He is an economic historian whose recent research focuses on the economic history of Hawai‘i... Read More →
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Byron Gangnes

Byron Gangnes is Professor of Economics at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa and Senior Research Fellow with UHERO. Gangnes has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and has written extensively on economic policy issues affecting the United States, Asia, and Hawaii... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

11:00am

All Sides of the Beat: Breaking, Making, and Shaping the News
Moderators
avatar for Craig Howes

Craig Howes

Craig Howes is the Director of the Center for Biographical Research, the co-editor of Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, and a Professor of English at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The co-editor of The Value of Hawaiʻi (2010) and The Best of Aloha Shorts (2017), and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ann Botticelli

Ann Botticelli

Ann Botticelli began her career in communications with a 22-year stint in journalism before shifting into strategic communications, community relations and public affairs. As a journalist, she covered a variety of beats and worked in all media: newspaper, magazine, radio and television... Read More →
avatar for Donalyn Dela Cruz

Donalyn Dela Cruz

Donalyn Dela Cruz is VP of Communications for S360 Hawaii -- a public affairs and strategic communications firm. She has over 20 years of combined communications experiencesin journalism, public relations, digital media, government affairs, and community outreach.Donalyn served in... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Morais Webster

Dawn Morais Webster

Dawn Morais Webster. Born in Kerala, raised in Malaysia, lives in Hawaiʻi. Following a career in IBM—and after leading agencies in Malaysia & Honolulu—she now provides communications counsel to nonprofits advocating on social justice issues. She earned her Ph.D. in English from... Read More →
avatar for Cedric Yamanaka

Cedric Yamanaka

Cedric Yamanaka is System Director of Corporate Communications for The Queen's Health Systems, where he oversees Corporate Communications, Marketing and Creative Services functions. He previously held communications positions at Central Pacific Bank and Kuakini Health System. He has... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

11:00am

Tadaima! I Am Home: A Transnational Family History
Speakers
avatar for Tom Coffman

Tom Coffman

Tom Coffman is a political reporter who evolved into writing books and directing historical documentaries. He is a three-time recipient of the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association’s award for nonfiction writing, and for his cumulative work he received the Hawai‘i Award for Literature.Tom... Read More →
avatar for Larry Miwa

Larry Miwa

Larry Miwa is Senior Vice-President of Corporate Banking at First Foundation Bank of Honolulu. Larry helped co-found Pacific Rim Bank in 2006, which was acquired by First Foundation in 2015. Even though Larry is fast approaching his 88th birthday, he still works at a furious full-time... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Miwa

Stephen Miwa

Stephen Miwa is Larry Miwa’s oldest child of four children. Stephen is a senior account manager at Maunakea Integrated Solutions. Stephen convinced his father, Larry, to share his and his family’s past history with him to record their stories for posterity. Tom Coffman worked... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

11:00am

Vaping
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin

Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i State Board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pallav Pokhrel

Pallav Pokhrel

Pallav Pokhrel is an Associate Professor with the Cancer Prevention Program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, where he does research in tobacco control. He is a behavioral scientist with expertise in health behavior research. He has conducted research focused on tobacco and... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Tam

Elizabeth Tam

Elizabeth Tam is Professor and Chair of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu. She graduated from Kalani High School, attended UH before graduating from UC Davis.  She received her MD from UCSF, completed her internal medicine residency... Read More →
avatar for Thomas A. Wills

Thomas A. Wills

Thomas Wills was educated at Reed College and received a PhD in psychology from the University of Oregon. He was a faculty member at two medical schools in New York City, researching health promotion and prevention of health risk behaviors in children and adolescents. As director... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

11:15am

Jeff Rasmussen
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Rasmussen

Jeff Rasmussen

Jeff Rasmussen is a Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner, singer, songwriter, and producer. He was awarded the Na Hoku Hanohano award for Most Promising Artist and has recorded hit songs like Leather and Lace with Robi Kahakalau, Kipahulu and Song of Sovereignty. Jeff has also played and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
2. Main Stage

11:30am

Mr. Steve
Speakers
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Mr. Steve

Steve Roslonek, as "Mr. Steve,” has delighted audiences at such prestigious venues as the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in NYC, Fenway Park in Boston, the Kennedy Center in DC, Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, and even The White House. Steve's music has won numerous awards... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

11:30am

Sandra Taga
Speakers

Sunday May 5, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

12:00pm

Kimee Balmilero
Speakers

Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

12:00pm

Margaret Read Macdonald, Storyteller
Speakers
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Margaret Read Macdonald

Margaret Read MacDonald has published more than 65 books of stories and about storytelling, which have been translated into many languages. She has performed internationally as a storyteller. She focuses on creating "tellable" folktale renditions, which enable readers to share fo... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

12:00pm

Kumu Hula Mapuana DeSilva
Hālau Mohala Ilima

Speakers
avatar for Mapuana DeSilva

Mapuana DeSilva

Hālau Mōhala ‘Ilima
Māpuana de Silva is a graduate of Punahou School (1967) and Pacific University (1971). In 1975, she graduated as a kumu hula from Maiki Aiu Lake and, a year later, opened Hālau Mōhala ‘Ilima. She continued her hula studies under Lani Kalama, Sally Wood Naluai, and Pat Namaka... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2. Main Stage

12:00pm

Susan Scott—The Wings of Honolulu’s Wild Side: Terns, Shearwaters
Speakers
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Susan Scott

Since 1987 Susan Scott has written a weekly column called Ocean Watch for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and is the author of nine books about nature in Hawaii. Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawaii and is a graduate of the university’s Marine... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

12:00pm

The Kingdom and the Republic Sovereign Hawai‘i and the Early United States
Intro: Avis Poai

Speakers
avatar for Noelani Arista

Noelani Arista

Noelani Arista, author of The Kingdom and the Republic: Sovereign Hawai‘i and the Early United States, is an Assistant Professor of Hawaiian and American History at UH Mānoa. Her areas of expertise include governance, colonial and indigenous history, and  translation. Her thesis, Histories... Read More →
avatar for Avis Poai

Avis Poai

Kuuipo Poai is an attorney, a faculty member at the William S. Richardson School of Law, and an affiliate with the Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation. She received a BA in English and political science, a master’s degree in library science, and a juris doctor... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

12:00pm

Bruised by Social Media
Moderators
avatar for Pashyn Santos

Pashyn Santos

Pashyn Santos is an actress, social media personality, and author. She believes in creativity, imagination and dreams coming true. In her spare time you’ll find her hanging out with family, daydreaming up new ideas or with her nose stuck in a book. Alongside those things she shares... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thao N. Le

Thao N. Le

Thao N. Le is currently associate professor in the Human Development & Family Studies program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and currently teaches Adolescence & Early Adulthood and Mindfulness & Skillful Living at UHM. She has collaborated with the Office of Youth Services to... Read More →
avatar for Clive Ruggles

Clive Ruggles

Clive Ruggles, Emeritus Professor of archeoastronomy at the University of Leicester, UK, earned a PhD at Oxford in mathematics and astrophysics,  then switched to archaeology. His work established that many prehistoric stone monuments in Britain and Ireland were megalithic. Clive's... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel is a psychiatrist who works with children, teens, and adults. Her YA debut, Rani Patel In Full Effect, was a finalist for the Morris Award and was listed on YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her second YA novel, Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story, was selected for the... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

12:00pm

Pulitzer Prizewinner Gilbert King—Beneath a Ruthless Sun
Intro: Amy Agbayani
Breaking News Program

Speakers
avatar for Gilbert King

Gilbert King

Gilbert King is the author most recently of Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found. His previous book, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general... Read More →
avatar for Amy Agbayani

Amy Agbayani

Dr. Amefil (Amy) Agbayani is an emeritus Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity at UH Manoa.  She has received distinguished alumni awards the University of the Philippines, the East West Center and the University of Hawai’i.  Amy was a co-founder of UH Operation Manong... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1. Mission Memorial Auditorium

12:00pm

Pulitzer Prizewinner Gilbert King—Beneath a Ruthless Sun (In the Mission Memorial Auditorium)
Intro: Amy Agbayani
Breaking News Program

Moderators
avatar for Amy Agbayani

Amy Agbayani

Dr. Amefil (Amy) Agbayani is an emeritus Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Diversity at UH Manoa.  She has received distinguished alumni awards the University of the Philippines, the East West Center and the University of Hawai’i.  Amy was a co-founder of UH Operation Manong... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gilbert King

Gilbert King

Gilbert King is the author most recently of Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found. His previous book, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

12:30pm

Alyssa Kapaona--Emma's Adventure: Mommy's Work Trip
Speakers
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Alyssa Kapaona

Alyssa Kapaona has been in the field of education for over ten years. She has spent most of her time teaching, with classroom experience from preschool through college. Alyssa has a bachelor’s of science degree in human development and family studies with an emphasis on early childhood... Read More →
avatar for Tita Kathy Collins

Tita Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins is an actress, storyteller, comedian, radio & TV host, newspaper columnist, freelance writer, and proud Maui girl.  Her pidgin-speaking alter ego, “Tita”, performs throughout Hawaii and overseas, sharing Hawaiian legends, Pidgin Pride, and the Spirit of Aloha. For... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

12:30pm

Billy Sage, Reading Dr. Seuss
Speakers
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Billy Sage

Bill Sage has earned the nickname “Hawaii’s Man Of A Thousand Voices” with many decades of Radio, TV, FIlm, Stage and Live Appearances in Hawaii, the Mainland and Worldwide, thanks to many internet voiceovers as well. Actually, the last time he counted, he could do 1,106 different... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

1:00pm

1:00pm

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band
Speakers
avatar for Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Since 2010 Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band, Uncle Wayne, Mr. Girish & Dr. Pfahl, have been barnstorming Hawaii’s libraries, schools and festivals creating a musical ruckus with every show. Their original songs, a unique blend of island flavored bluegrass, folk and blues make... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

1:00pm

Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalakaua Era
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Lorenz Gonschor

Lorenz Gonschor

Lorenz Gonschor received a master’s degree in Pacific Islands studies in 2008 from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa and a PhD in political science in 2016 from the same institution. Since 2017 he has been a senior lecturer of Pacific Studies at ‘Atenisi University in Tonga... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Ing

Tiffany Ing

Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing, from Mānoa, O‘ahu has a Ph. D. in English from The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her forthcoming book, Reclaiming Kalākaua: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives on a Hawaiian Sovereign, examines nineteenth-century perspectives of David La‘amea Kamanakapu... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

1:00pm

Singer-Songwriter Competition
Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Makuakane

Kenneth Makuakane

Ken Makuakane has produced about 100 albums, working with artists such as Na Leo, Hapa, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Raiatea Helm, Obrian Eselu and Jeff Rasmussen. He performs with the multi-award winning Pandanus Club. A prolific songwriter of over 1500 songs, Kenneth's compositions... Read More →
avatar for Henry Kapono

Henry Kapono

Native Hawaiian and Grammy nominated, Henry Kapono, is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer. He is one of Hawaii’s most popular recording artists and is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors, most recently launching... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2. Main Stage

1:00pm

A novelist, a journalist, and a diplomat interpret the Secret War in Laos
Speakers
avatar for Stu Glauberman

Stu Glauberman

Stu Glauberman worked as a journalist at both the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin, and in California, Alaska, Australia and Singapore. He taught English in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, and journalism at the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University. He’s... Read More →
avatar for Bob Jones

Bob Jones

BOB JONES  is a life-long journalist who has reported for the St. Petersburg Times, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Overseas Weekly, Notices y Viajes of Madrid, and the Honolulu Advertiser. He is a former anchor and newsroom manager at KGMB-TV (CBS). He was a foreign correspondent... Read More →
avatar for Ambassador Charles B. Salmon, Jr.

Ambassador Charles B. Salmon, Jr.

Ambassador Charles B. Salmon, Jr., is an adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center.  Ambassador Salmon was Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command.  Her has served as Ambassador to Laos, as Director, Office of Philippine Affairs, Office of Thailand... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

1:00pm

Prison Writings: Try Think: “I am more than…”
Speakers
avatar for Robert Chang

Robert Chang

Born and raised on Kauai, Robert moved to Oahu and graduated with a degree in Hawaiian studies from UH Mānoa in 1997. In 1999, Robert became part of the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, where he eventually became the Director of Reading and Discussion programs. Here he was able... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Dr. Tammy Jones is a Project Coordinator for PALS/PLACES at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, supporting teachers on the Waiʻanae Coast to develop place-based curriculum. She is also the Reading and Discussion Program Assistant at Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, co-facilitating... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

1:00pm

Teenage Depression & Suicide
Moderators
avatar for Pashyn Santos

Pashyn Santos

Pashyn Santos is an actress, social media personality, and author. She believes in creativity, imagination and dreams coming true. In her spare time you’ll find her hanging out with family, daydreaming up new ideas or with her nose stuck in a book. Alongside those things she shares... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rev. Bodhi Be

Rev. Bodhi Be

Reverend Bodhi Be is an ordained interfaith minister and the executive director of Doorway into Light, a nonprofit organization in Hawaii providing education, counsel and support to the dying and their families since 2006. Bodhi is a funeral director, hospice volunteer, end-of-life... Read More →
avatar for Sid Hermosura

Sid Hermosura

Sid Hermosura, PsyD,  is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Health at Waimanalo Health Center. He is also a clinical supervisor and training faculty for I Ola Lahui and serves on advisory boards for other community organizations. These roles allow him... Read More →
avatar for Thao N. Le

Thao N. Le

Thao N. Le is currently associate professor in the Human Development & Family Studies program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and currently teaches Adolescence & Early Adulthood and Mindfulness & Skillful Living at UHM. She has collaborated with the Office of Youth Services to... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel is a psychiatrist who works with children, teens, and adults. Her YA debut, Rani Patel In Full Effect, was a finalist for the Morris Award and was listed on YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her second YA novel, Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story, was selected for the... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

1:30pm

Ed Chevy, Deaf Entertainer
Speakers
avatar for Ed Chevy

Ed Chevy

ED CHEVY is a well-known Deaf performer in the Pacific Rim. He has performed rock music, storytelling, comedy skit and humor for many years using american sign language (ASL) in the USA and Europe.


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

1:30pm

Kristi Yamaguchi Olympic Skater & Author
Speakers
avatar for Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic gold medalist figure skater and two-time world champion. Born in Hayward, California, Yamaguchi fell in love with figure skating at a young age, winning the pairs title at the 1988 World Junior Championships with skating partner Rudy Galindo. The pair... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

1:30pm

Priyamvada Natarajan -- Mapping The Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal The Cosmos
Intro: Roy Gal

Speakers
avatar for Priyamvada Natarajan

Priyamvada Natarajan

Priyamvada (Priya) Natarajan, author of Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas ThatReveal the Cosmos,is a professor in the departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University.She is noted for her work in mapping dark matter and dark energy, particularly with her work... Read More →
avatar for Roy Gal

Roy Gal

Roy Gal received his B.A. in Astrophysics from Columbia University in 1994, and his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech in 2001. He has been using the observatories of Maunakea for over twenty years. He is currently an associate astronomer at UH Manoa's Institute for Astronomy (IfA... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
1. Mission Memorial Auditorium

2:00pm

Alix Kawakami: Manoa DNA
Speakers
avatar for Alx Kawakami

Alx Kawakami

Alx Kawakami has made a name for himself with his songwriting and energetic live performances along with his ability to compose and sing catchy jingles and theme songs for such companies as McDonalds, Forever Living (Japan), Suntory Premium Malts Beer (Japan), the Hawaii Tourism Authority... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

2:00pm

Jeff Gere, Storyteller
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gere

Jeff Gere

Jeff Gere has told stories to kids ever since he was one in the stone age. He's performed in EVERY HBMF because he LOVES it. He'll do participatory tales for kids daily. Come!


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

2:00pm

A Power in the World
Speakers
avatar for Lorenz Gonschor

Lorenz Gonschor

Lorenz Gonschor received a master’s degree in Pacific Islands studies in 2008 from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa and a PhD in political science in 2016 from the same institution. Since 2017 he has been a senior lecturer of Pacific Studies at ‘Atenisi University in Tonga... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Ing

Tiffany Ing

Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing, from Mānoa, O‘ahu has a Ph. D. in English from The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her forthcoming book, Reclaiming Kalākaua: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives on a Hawaiian Sovereign, examines nineteenth-century perspectives of David La‘amea Kamanakapu... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

2:00pm

Kumu Hula Pohai Souza
Hālau Hula Kamamolikolehua

Speakers
avatar for Kumu Hula Pohai Souza

Kumu Hula Pohai Souza

Halau Hula Kamamolikolehua
Kumu Hula Pohai Souza’s study and love for the hula began at the age of four, when she danced her first steps under the instruction of George Holokai and his mother, Alice Holokai. At eight, she began dancing for her aunt, Maiki Aiu, at her Ke`eaumoku Street halau until her college... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
2. Main Stage

2:00pm

The Best of Aloha Shorts
Intro: Sammie Choy

Speakers
avatar for Daryl Bonilla

Daryl Bonilla

Daryl Bonilla is an actor and stand up comedian. He has performed on stage with Kumu Kahua Theatre, Manoa Valley Theatre, Kennedy Theatre, HTY and LCC. As a comedian he has worked with the likes of Andy Bumatai, Augie T, Tom Segura, David Spade, Felipe Esparza and Gary Owens. He released... Read More →
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Sammie Choy

Sammie Choy was co-producer of Hawai’i Public Radio’s Aloha Shorts and co-edited Bamboo Ridge’s The Best of Aloha Shorts. As a director, she currently works primarily with the Hawai’i Pono’ī Coalition, producing and directing its Mai Poina series of plays about Hawaiian... Read More →
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Stephanie Keiko Kong

Stephanie Keiko Kong is known for her compelling voice, which Hana Hou Magazine calls "pitch-perfect pidgin.” Stephanie performs with Hawaiʻi Public Radio, Kumu Kahua Theatre and the Hawaiʻi Shakespeare Festival, and holds numerous Poʻokela Awards from the Hawaiʻi State Theatre... Read More →
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Steve Min

Steve Min has enjoyed playing and composing music since the age of eleven. In the 70’s, he partnered with Robert Agno as Breezin’. The duo played at the Ranch House in Aina Haina and was featured on the original Home Grown album in 1976. He was also a member of George Street... Read More →
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Kiki Rivera

Kiki Rivera (she, they, we) is an internationally produced, award-winning theatre artist, educator, and arts activist. Kiki has her BA in Theatre as well as her MFA in Playwrighting from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), and is a member of the 2018 ArtEquity cohort. Kiki... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

2:00pm

Deep Research for World Building in Narrative Nonfiction: Writing Workshop and Q&A
Moderators
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Anjoli Roy

Anjoli Roy is a creative writer and high school English teacher. Her dissertation, written while pursuing a PhD in English at UH Mānoa, is titled “Where the Water Is” and is a book-length collection of creative nonfiction stories about her family. Anjoli is also a cohost with... Read More →

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Gilbert King

Gilbert King is the author most recently of Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found. His previous book, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

2:00pm

Millennial Work/Life Balance
Moderators
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Pashyn Santos

Pashyn Santos is an actress, social media personality, and author. She believes in creativity, imagination and dreams coming true. In her spare time you’ll find her hanging out with family, daydreaming up new ideas or with her nose stuck in a book. Alongside those things she shares... Read More →

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Mikey Monis

Mikey Monis is an on-camera personality from the beautiful state of Hawai’i. Best known as one of the on-camera talents for KHON2's lifestyle show, Living808 TV, his energetic and vibrant personality has landed him opportunities to host numerous segments on networks, such as MTV... Read More →
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Sonia Patel

Sonia Patel is a psychiatrist who works with children, teens, and adults. Her YA debut, Rani Patel In Full Effect, was a finalist for the Morris Award and was listed on YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her second YA novel, Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story, was selected for the... Read More →
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Jade Snow

From Pukalani, Maui, Jade Snow began dancing hula at the age of 5 and realized her passion for Hawaiian culture through hula as an ‘ōlapa of Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka for over 20 years. She was an editor for Pacific Weddings Magazine before moving to Honolulu to be managing... Read More →
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Jeff Stern, PhD

Dr. Jeffrey Stern got his PhD from the University of Hawaii and has been in clinical practice, teaching, consulting, and supervising for more than 15 years. His areas of expertise include child and adolescent clinical and wellness psychology, applied psychology in the workplace, and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

2:30pm

Kathy Collins, Storyteller
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Tita Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins is an actress, storyteller, comedian, radio & TV host, newspaper columnist, freelance writer, and proud Maui girl.  Her pidgin-speaking alter ego, “Tita”, performs throughout Hawaii and overseas, sharing Hawaiian legends, Pidgin Pride, and the Spirit of Aloha. For... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

2:30pm

Stacey Aldrich, State Librarian
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Stacey Aldrich

Stacey Aldrich is the State Librarian of Hawaii, responsible for all 51 public libraries in Hawaii. Before she moved to Oahu she was the State Librarian in Pennsylvania and California. She and her husband Pat have a retired greyhound and two cats. She loves stories in both books and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
8. Kristi Yamaguchi's Reading Corner

3:00pm

Tony Pisculli, Fight Choreography
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Tony Pisculli

Tony Pisculli is Hawaii’s premiere fight director, a Master Instructor with Dueling Arts International and the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. He has an MFA in Theatre from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and an MFA in Creative Writing... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

3:00pm

Kupaoa
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Kupaoa

Kellen and Līhau Paik, known professionally as the duo, Kūpaoa, have performed together for 15 years. During that time, they have released 7 albums and received 6 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. On May 24th, they will release their 8th album called Ka Lei Moana. Life-long students of... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2. Main Stage

3:00pm

Tim Dyke and Jaimie Gusman
Tim Dyke: MAGA, and other Works
Jaimie Gusman: Anyjar
Intro: Anjoli Roy

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Jaimie Gusman

Jaimie Gusman lives and works as a writer and potter in Kaʻaʻawa. Her first book, Anyjar, was published in 2017. She is a recipient of the Ian MacMillan Prize (2012) and the Rita Dove Poetry Award (2015). She also has three chapbooks: Gertrude's Attic, The Anyjar, and One Petal... Read More →
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Timothy Dyke

Timothy Dyke is a writer and teacher who lives with parrots in Makiki. He is the author of the chapbook, Awkward Hugger, and the prose poem collection, Atoms of Muses, both published by Tinfish Press. Tinfish published his new book, MAGA, in January, 2019. In 2012, he earned an MFA... Read More →
avatar for Anjoli Roy

Anjoli Roy

Anjoli Roy is a creative writer and high school English teacher. Her dissertation, written while pursuing a PhD in English at UH Mānoa, is titled “Where the Water Is” and is a book-length collection of creative nonfiction stories about her family. Anjoli is also a cohost with... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

3:00pm

Nutrition & Cancer
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin

Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i State Board... Read More →

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Chloe Panizza

Chloe Panizza is a Dietitian and received a Masters in Health Promotion from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. Currently she is a PhD candidate in Nutrition at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and holds a research assistantship at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer... Read More →
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Asuka Suzuki

Asuka Suzuki trained and worked as a registered nurse in Japan. While she worked at a neurosurgery unit, she recognized the importance of providing routine preventive healthcare, which includes proper diet. She decided to focus her attention on the field of nutrition and became a... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

3:00pm

Our Histories Our Way: Oral History and Community Empowerment
Moderators
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Aiko Yamashiro

Aiko Yamashiro is the executive director of Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, anonprofit that connects people with ideas that enrich lives, broaden perspectives, andstrengthen communities. She taught literature and creative writing at UH Mānoa and coeditedThe Value of Hawai'i 2... Read More →

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avatar for Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua

Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua

Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua is a lifetime student of and participant in Hawaiian social movements. An Associate Professor of Political Science at UH Mānoa, she teaches and conducts research in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous politics. Noe is the author of The Seeds We Planted: ... Read More →
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Gary Kubota

Journalist Gary T. Kubota has produced more than 30 interviews with people who were witnesses to the beginnings of the Hawaiian Renaissance in the early 1970s, along with a chronology and photographs. Interviewees in “Hawaii Stories of Change” range from a homeless woman to former... Read More →
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Mehana Vaughan

Mehana Blaich Vaughan is a mother of three, teacher, writer, assistant professor, and community member from Namahana and Kalihiwai, Kauaʻi. She is dedicated to enhancing community capacity to care for sustaining places and is the author of Kaiāulu:, Gathering Tides.


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

3:00pm

Return to Kahiki: Native Hawaiians in Oceania
Moderators
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Tiffany Ing

Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing, from Mānoa, O‘ahu has a Ph. D. in English from The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her forthcoming book, Reclaiming Kalākaua: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives on a Hawaiian Sovereign, examines nineteenth-century perspectives of David La‘amea Kamanakapu... Read More →

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avatar for Kealani Cook

Kealani Cook

Between 1850 and 1907, Native Hawaiians sought to develop relationships with other Pacific Islanders, reflecting how they viewed not only themselves as a people but their wider connections to Oceania and the globe. Kealani Cook analyzes the relatively little known experiences of Native... Read More →
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Lorenz Gonschor

Lorenz Gonschor received a master’s degree in Pacific Islands studies in 2008 from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa and a PhD in political science in 2016 from the same institution. Since 2017 he has been a senior lecturer of Pacific Studies at ‘Atenisi University in Tonga... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

3:30pm

Todd Farley, Mime
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Todd Farley

Dr. Todd Farley, originally from Hilo, performs a style of physical theatre that focuses on his mastery of mime, having trained in Paris with the legendary Marcel Marceau (1984-1987). For HBMF he performs a selection from his International touring show, highlighting stories from around... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
7. Keiki Stage

4:00pm

Nanakuli HS & IS School Performing Arts Center
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Nanakuli Performing Arts Center

Under the direction of Robin Kitsu, these amazing young performers  from the Nanakuli Performing Arts Center have traveled to the Mainland and been honored for their spectacular performances, both here and there. They will share pop numbers from past to present, along with Broadway... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
7. Keiki Stage

4:00pm

Alan Akaka & The Islanders
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Alan Akaka & The Islanders

Alan Akaka’s father Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, former director of the famous Kawaiaha‘o Church Choir, played an important role in Akakaʻs music beginnings, as did his family gatherings and music education at Kamehameha Schools, and UH Manoa. Alan directed the Performing Arts Academy... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
2. Main Stage

4:00pm

Leilani Madison: Can These Bones Dance: A Memoir of Coming Alive
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Leilani Madison

Leilani Madison is the author of Can These Bones Dance: a Memoir of Coming Alive. She is at work on Sylvia Escapes the Bell Jar, a play about Sylvia Plath. She taught literature at Yale University and at Hawaii Pacific University. She held a Fulbright Scholarship at Newnham College... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
3. Authors Pavilion

4:00pm

Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World
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Gregory Samantha Rosenthal

Gregory Samantha Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of History at Roanoke College and author of Beyond Hawai'i: Native Labor in the Pacific World (University of California Press, 2018). Dr. Rosenthal received their PhD in History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4. Alana Hawaiian Culture Pavilion

4:00pm

Heal Thyself: Naturopathy’s Role In Health Care
Moderators
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Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i State Board... Read More →

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avatar for Michael Traub

Michael Traub

Michael Traub ND, DHANP, FABNO is founder and medical director of Lokahi Health Center in Kailua Kona, Hawaii since 1986. He is Past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was awarded the AANP’s Naturopathic Physician of the Year award in 2006. He has... Read More →
avatar for Maile Green

Maile Green

Dr. Maile Green is passionate about finding the most effective strategies for creating and maintaining health. This passion has led her to earn a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 2010 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
6. Wellness Pavilion

4:00pm

Telling Our Own Stories: Oral History Workshop
Moderators
avatar for Davianna McGregor

Davianna McGregor

Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor, professor and founding member of the Ethnic Studies Department in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, has been named director for the Center for Oral History. Established in 1976 by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, the center produces oral histories and interpretive historical materials about lifeways, key historic events, social movements and Hawaiʻi’s role in the globalizing world through the collection, documentation and preservation of the recollections of Nat... Read More →

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The Center for Oral History

The Center for Oral History (COH) collects, preserves and disseminates the recollections of Native Hawaiians and the multi-ethnic people of Hawaiʻi. It produces oral histories in the form of transcripts, articles, podcasts, films, and digital stories, about lifeways, key historic... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
5. Humanities Pavilion / Breaking News

4:30pm

Mr. Steve
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Mr. Steve

Steve Roslonek, as "Mr. Steve,” has delighted audiences at such prestigious venues as the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in NYC, Fenway Park in Boston, the Kennedy Center in DC, Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, and even The White House. Steve's music has won numerous awards... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
7. Keiki Stage