Lucky Come Hawaii: The Homecoming of a Maui Author


Nationally acclaimed author Jon Shirota will speak in Kuykendall Hall on November 5 at 3:00 pm. Shirota is the author of the 1965 classic Lucky Come Hawaii, the first novel by an Asian American writer in Hawaii to become a national bestseller. He will speak about the Okinawan sense of place in his writing and be joined by Joyce Chinen, professor of sociology at UH West Oahu; Katsunori Yamazato, professor of American studies at the University of the Ryukyus; and Christine Yano, professor of anthropology at UHM. Following this free talk will be a presentation of Shirota’s play Voices from Okinawa at the Kumu Kahua Theatre at 8:00 pm, call the box office at 536-4441 for more information.