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Saturday, October 2 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
*Special Presentation - Authors - Hawai’i Literary Arts Council 2021 Awards

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The Hawai’i Literary Arts Council has announced the recipients of the 2021 Elliot Cades Awards for Hawai’i Literature.

The Cades awardees are: Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo and Kawai Strong Washburn.

The Hawai’i Literary Arts Council also has announced recipients of the Loretta D. Petrie Awards for outstanding service to Hawai’i’s literary community.

The Petrie awardees are: Gail N. Harada and Craig Howes.


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Eric Paul Shaffer

Eric Paul Shaffer is author of seven poetry books, including Even Further West and A Million-Dollar Bill. Green Leaves: Selected and New Poems will appear in 2022. 600 individual poems appear in reviews in America and eleven other countries. Shaffer teaches composition, literature... Read More →

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Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo

Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo comes from a family of farmers, teachers and religious leaders in the Philippines. His poems are provocative, often sad, in depicting his journey from an abusive childhood, through the trials of an overseas Filipino worker in the Middle East to the challenges... Read More →
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Gail N. Harada

Gail N. Harada was born in Honolulu and spent part of her childhood on a military base in Japan. She has a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has long been a pillar of the Bamboo Ridge  Press —a behind-the-scenes person... Read More →
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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 the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The co-editor of Teaching Lifewriting Texts (MLA 2007), The Value of Hawaiʻi (2010... Read More →
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Kawaii Strong Washburn

Kawai Strong Washburn was born and raised on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai‘i. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, among other outlets. He was a 2015 Tin House Summer Scholar and... Read More →

Saturday October 2, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm HST
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