Brown Bag Biography: Sashily Kling

April 18, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 409A

Being Boricua: A Look at the Artistic Process by Sashily Kling, MA in Creative Writing from UH Manoa

Seminar on Puertorican life through a poetic lens that will include insights, stories, research, and the artistic process that was Sashily's journey in bringing forth her first book of poetry, Being Boricua. She wades through the difficult topics of family, self, and the diaspora of the Puertorican people to the Hawaiian islands, which is not a well- known historical fact. Sashily's four years on Oahu have pushed her creative process and we hope that you will join us as Sashily speaks about what she has learned and how she was inspired to create.

Sashily Kling is a 4th generation Puertorican poet. She was one of the Co-Editors of Hawaii Review and was last published by snapdragon: a journal of art & healing for the poem "In Our Boots." She has been a featured poet at the MIA series at The Manifest and has performed with the HI Poets Society at two locations -- Jazz Minds and the Dragon Upstairs. Sashily ended her undergraduate senior year by winning first prize in poetry for the 2015 issue of The Norfolk Review and has just graduated in 2018 with a master's degree in English-Creative Writing from the University of Hawaii. Her master's thesis was just nominated for the 2019 Biography Prize.

Ticket Information
Free and Open to the Public

Event Sponsor
Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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