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Out Loud in the Library! at Windward Community College presents award-winning Bamboo Ridge authors Christy Passion and Donald Carreira Ching on October 27, 5:30–7 p.m. at Hale Laʻakea Library Learning Commons Atrium.

Out Loud in the Library! is a literary and music event celebrating the rich intersection of words and music by local artists, and is meant to inspire and encourage students to find their own creative voice through writing, reading, poetry, music and spoken word.

More about the featured artists

Donald Carreira Ching was born and raised in Kahaluʻu. He graduated with his master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he also received the Myrle Clark Award with distinction and the Sumie Saiki Award for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Hawaiʻi Review, Rio Grande Review, and on the radio program Aloha Shorts. In 2012, he was selected as the runner-up in the Honolulu Weekly fiction competition, winner in Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Halloween fiction contest and voted Best Writer in Pidgin in Honolulu Weekly’s Best of Honolulu. In 2014, he won the Ian MacMillan Fiction Competition. He currently lives and teaches on Oʻahu.

Christy Passion is a critical care nurse and poet whose works have appeared in local, mainland and international journals and anthologies, including Crab Creek Review, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Blue Collar Review and Mauri Ola. She received the James A. Vaughn Award for Poetry, the Atlanta Review International Merit Award and the Academy of American Poetry Award. She co-authored No Choice but to Follow, a collaboration of linked poetry. She works and resides in Honolulu.

For more information, contact English Instructor and Out Loud in the Library! Coordinator Susan St. John at (808) 236-9226 or

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