Popcorn and Poetry at Out Loud in the Library!

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
Susan St. John, 808-236-9226
English Instructor/Out Loud in the Library! Coord., Language Arts
Posted: Nov 13, 2018

Zachary Payne
Zachary Payne
Laurel Nakanishi
Laurel Nakanishi

Out Loud in the Library! at Windward Community College presents Laurel Nakanishi, winner of the 2018 Berkshire Prize from Tupelo Press, and Zachary Payne, author of Termites: the illegal occupation of paradise on Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Hale La‘akea Library First Floor on the Windward Community College campus. The event is free and open to the public. 

More about the featured poets:

Laurel Nakanishi was born and raised on the island of O’ahu. Through her work as a writer and educator, she has lived in Montana, Nicaragua, and Japan. She has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, Japan-US Friendship Commission/National Endowment for the Arts, and Wrolstad Foundation. Her poetry and essays have appeared in national literary magazines and the prize-winning chapbook, Mānoa|Makai. Nakanishi received her MFA in poetry from the University of Montana and her MFA in creative non-fiction from Florida International University. She currently teaches poetry to children on O'ahu with Pacific Writers’ Connection and the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts.

Zachary Payne is a poet and translator who teaches Spanish and linguistics at Windward Community College. He learned Spanish at the age of 19 and this new language opened up his creativity and became the language of his poetic voice. Since then, he has received his PhD in Spanish and Latin American Thought from the Complutense University in Madrid. Payne has published two collections of Spanish poems, Robos, Setas & Sombras (Huerga y Fierro, 2014) and was included in the anthology Disidentes antología de poetas críticos españoles 1990-2014. (La oveja roja, 2015). In 2016, he published Termitas/Termites a bilingual online chapbook and his poetry collection Termites: the illegal occupation of paradise isforthcoming from Hester Glock Press in 2019.

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, spoken word, and the visual arts.

For more information, contact English Instructor and Out Loud in the Library! Coordinator Susan St. John at 236-9226 or susankcl@hawaii.edu.   

For more information, visit: http://windward.hawaii.edu