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UH Happenings This Week

Posted on | June 17, 2011 | Comments Off on UH Happenings This Week

Zakariya Amataya and Kealoha

Outreach College presents Rhyme and Reason: Zakariya Amataya and Kealoha. Amataya, Thailand’s award-winning, Ginsberg-inspired, Sunni hipster poet joins local slam poet favorite Kealoha in an evening of poetry from the edge on June 25, 7:30 p.m. at Mānoa’s Orvis Auditorium.

Amataya is the 2010 winner of the SEA Write Award for poetry. He is the first poetry winner who writes primarily in free verse and not rhyme and Thailand’s first Muslim recipient. Kealoha is the recognized leader of slam poetry in Hawaiʻi. He is the founder of Hawai’iSlam, Youth Speaks Hawaiʻi, a participant in the Artists in the Schools program and has finished as high as 8th in the National Poetry Slam.

More Events

June 21—Visioning the Future of Aquaculture in Hawaiʻi workshop, Mānoa, Campus Center Ballroom, 8 a.m., (808) 956-2196

June 21—Insights of a Hawaiian Entrepreneur in Asia and Delegate to APEC lecture by Len Fukushima of Merrill Lynch, Mānoa, College of Business D-204, 4:15 p.m. (808) 956-8041

June 21—Termite information seminar, Windward, Hale Akoakoa 105, 6:30 p.m. (808) 235-7433

June 26—Kids First film series features White Lion, winner of three South African film and television awards, Mānoa, Art Auditorium, 3 p.m. (808) 956-9883

June 27–28—Palikū Theatre holds summer auditions for their fall musical The Phantom of the Opera, Windward, Palikū Theatre, 6 p.m. (808) 235-7330

Go to the UH calendar for more events.