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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 2:01 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lois-Ann Yamanaka to appear at Saturday's literary fest

Lesa Griffith
Advertiser Staff Writer

By Lesa Griffith

Advertiser Staff Writer

After six weeks of events related to the topic of housing, the ARTS at Marks Garage, a project of the Hawai'i Arts Alliance, will end its multimedia exhibition "Shelter" with the Shelter Literary Festival on Saturday.

On hand will be Hawai'i author Lois-Ann Yamanaka, whose latest novel "Behold the Many" has just come out in paperback. She and Melvin Spencer III, an assistant specialist in education at the University of Hawai'i, run the writing school Na'au: A Place of Learning.

Shelter held a writing contest for young Na'au students. The judges, including Kumu Kahua artistic director Harry Wong and writers Reina Whaitiri and Maile Meyer, selected 12 winners (in four categories), who will read their work at the festival.

Guests can try their own hand at writing in a free workshop with poet and UH professor Caroline Sinavaiana.

Shelter Literary Festival

3-6:30 p.m. Saturday

ARTS at Marks Garage





3-4 p.m. "Writing Our Home" workshop with UH professor Caroline Sinavaiana

4:15-6:30 p.m. Reading by students of Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Na'au school