Sia Figiel

Sia Figiel is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed poet, writer and painter from Matautu Tai, Samoa. Her first novel, where we once belonged, won the 1997 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Best First Book for the South East Asia – South Pacific region, the first Pacific Islander to win the prize. Her work has been translated to French, […]

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Mark Panek

After graduating from Colby College over twenty years ago, Mark Panek arrived in Hawai’i on a one-way ticket with $500 and a surfboard. A year later he stepped off the plane in Tokyo similarly underfunded in search of fame, fortune, and fluency in Japanese. Letters home depicting his subsequent adventures on an around-the-world trip eventually […]

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Josh Green

In 2008 Josh was elected to the Hawaii State Senate where he now serves as the Vice-chairman of the Health Committee and provides a leadership role statewide as Hawaii’s Voice for Healthcare.

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Ian MacMillian

Perhaps one of Hawaii’s finest, Ian MacMillan is the author of seven novels and four short story collections.

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Robert Barclay

Robert has won various awards and honors including: Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, Kiriyama Prize finalist, Interntional IMPAC, Goldsbery Award

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