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Wayne Moniz - Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM
More Upcoming Events in August

Placed WAYNE MONIZ will read from
Under Maui Skies
Tuesday, July 28 at 7 PM

Called "one of the most engaging works of fiction to come out of Hawaii in a long while" (San Francisco Chronicle), Under Maui Skies includes seven tales featuring Maui's rich history and culture. Moniz, a Maui native and playwright, is the recipient of Hawaii’s most prestigious literary prize, the Cades Award for Literature (2005). Each tale in his collection is based on a Valley Isle legend or historical incident, each in its own era and location on the island, and in each Moniz tries on a new genre.   

Whether he is writing about the wrath of Pele, goddess of fire, the true story of a love affair in Old Lahaina haunted by missionaries and alcoholism, a young prankster's encounter with a desolate spirit in the eerie 'Iao Valley, or Haleakala as a universal porthole that leads to the edge of the galaxy, Moniz's fresh voice and cadence capture the flavor of the islands and their history. 

"Through his well-researched, accessible stories, Moniz reveals an innate understanding and unyielding love of Maui. Not the tiki torch, glossy tourism brochure version that's packaged and sold to visitors, but the real Maui, the one shrouded in myth and steeped in a history both beautiful and tragic." - Maui Time Weekly

Coming in August:

  • Dr. KEITH BLOCK will discuss
    Life Over Cancer: The Block Center Program for Integrative Cancer Treatment
    Tuesday, August 4 at 7 PM

    will read from their latest works
    Thursday, August 6 at 7 PM

  • JILL JONNES will read and discuss
    Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count
    Tuesday, August 11 at 7 PM

  • MELANIE GIDEON will read from
    The Slippery Year
    Tuesday, August 18 at 7 PM

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