If you’re a writer and reader on the Big Island, or need a good excuse to fly over for a getaway, I’ll be giving a series of readings and talks for DON’T LOOK BACK: Hawaiian Myths Made New from Saturday 2/25 – Tuesday 2/28 in Hilo, Kona & Volcano.

Joining me will be DON’T LOOK BACK contributor and nationally bestselling author and Waimea resident Darien Gee (Friendship Bread: A Novel) who also writes under the name Mia King (Sweet Life).

We’d love to see you there! Tell your friends, bring your friends, and anyone who loves stories, Hawaiian culture, myths and more.

Saturday 2/25 at 1 pm we will be at Basically Books in Hilo reading from our stories and signing books for about an hour.
Sunday 2/26 from 2 – 4pm we will be reading and talking story at a special edition of Kona Stories‘ “Wine & Words” event in the Keauhou Shopping Center on the Kona side. A little wine and pupu, stories and books make for a great, storied afternoon.

Tuesday 2/28 at 7pm we will be the featured presenters at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park “After Dark in the Park” event in the visitors’ center. We’re hoping for a spirited evening as we honor Pele with Darien Gee’s story Pele in Therapy (think about those times when one has the need to “vent”), and my riff on The Legend of Halemano. There are actually five stories in the collection where Pele’s influence reverberates and her powerful presence in our modern lives is honored.

I hope to see you there. And O‘ahu people–we’re planning a talk story event soon in Honolulu for those that want to discuss myth and retelling in more detail.