Since 2005, we have facilitated a FREE Wednesday Writing Workshop at the Arts at Marks Garage (1159 Nu'uanu Ave) in Honolulu's historic Chinatown. The workshop is from 4:30pm-6:00 and attracts students from all over the island. This is the longest running writing workshop on the island of O'ahu. The workshop is a safe environment for youth writers and performers of all levels to develop their voice and their craft. Facilitated by a rotation of amazing local and international facilitators, these workshops encourage high-level critical conversations, push the aesthetic of spoken arts and form a strong youth literary community. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.
Facilitated by David Keali'i
David Keali‘i is a queer poet of mixed Kanaka Maoli descent who was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. A poet, whose work has appeared in Mauri Ola: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English (Whetu Moana, Volume II), and Assaracus: a Journal of Gay Poetry. He was also a member of the 2009 Worcester Poetry Slam and is a graduate student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Center for Pacific Islands Studies.