Art & Soul, the creative arts magazine of Honolulu Community College, is planning to return gain this year, with an exciting mix of creative works of all kinds by students and alumni.
The magazine is looking for writers, photographers, artists and designers interested in helping with the production or having their works.
To get involved, stop by the Student Media Board office at Building 2, Room 115, next to where you get your student ID>
The April/May issue of Ka La, the student newspaper of Honolulu Community College, is now available all over campus.
In addition to the usual interesting stories about campus events and people, the final paper of the semester, also includes a complete list of those graduating or receiving certificates from the school this semester, as well as a list of all the students on the Deanʻs List for last fall.
You can pick up a copy of the newspaper at many places on campus or read it online here.
Brenda Kwon, an assistant professor of English at Honolulu Community College, has been named one of this yearʻs winners of the Elliott Cades Awards for Literature, the most prestigious literary honor in Hawai‘i.
The non-profit Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council, which is charged with administering the awards program, selected Kwon as its winner of the award for an emerging artist.Born and raised in Hawai’i, Brenda Kwon received her B.A. from USC in English and Creative Writing, and her Ph.D. from UCLA in American Literature. She is the author of
Born and raised in Hawai’i, Kwon received her B.A. from USC in English and Creative Writing, and her Ph.D. from UCLA in American Literature. She is the author of Beyond Ke’eaumoku: Koreans, Nationalism, and Local Culture in Hawai’i; co-editor of YOBO: Korean American Writing in Hawai’i; and The Sum of Breathing, which won Honorable Mention for the 2015 Ka Palapala Pookela awards. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, and she has performed her poetry both nationally and internationally. A 2005 Fulbright Fellow, she resides in Honolulu, where she teaches English at Honolulu Community College and yoga at Open Space Yoga.
Another University of Hawaii, Susan Schultz received the award for an established artist.
Schultz has lived and taught in Hawai’i since 1990. She is author of several books of poetry and poetic prose, including Dementia Blog (2008), Memory Cards: 2010-2011 Series (2011), and “She’s Welcome to Her Disease”: Dementia Blog, Vol. 2 (2013) from Singing Horse Press. Her new book, Memory Cards: Thomas Traherne Series, is just out from Talisman Press. She is also a critic, an editor, and a publisher who founded Tinfish Press in 1995. Tinfish (tinfishpress.com) has published dozens of poets from Hawai’i and elsewhere in and around the Pacific over the past 20 years. For the past year and a half, she has curated the Tinfish/Na Mea Poetry Reading Series at Native Books.
Schultz and Kwon received their awards and read from this weekend at the 11th annual Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival.