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 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 Harrison Ines
Harrison Ines is a Brave New Voices International Youth Slam Poetry Festival champion, a three-time member of the Youth Speaks Hawai’i travel team, a HawaiiSlam Grand Slam Finalist, and in 2009, he led his alma mater Farrington High School to their first Hawai’i Interscholastic Poetry Slam Championship. With a mixture of raw emotion and honest power, Harrison’s poetry brought both Youth Speaks founder James Kass and performing artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph to tears in his first year competing at Brave New Voices. Since then, he has wowed audiences with his balance of humor and pain, love and longing, darkness and hope.