On Writing

On Writing
So the good news is that you don’t need a hammer, just bring a pen.

On Writing / Starting the day after Father’s Day, the M.I.A. Art & Literary Series launches a sequence of workshops hosted by some of Hawaii’s most innovative writers and artists. It’s the perfect gift for those looking to engage in a new activity with Dad, or to provide him with creative space.

Mon., 6/18, 6–8pm:

Author Donald Carreria Ching’s workshop, “Beneath the Surface: Where Story Starts, How We Start, and Why,” explores how the story begins, and will discuss the significance of “first sentences”: how much weight a sentence can carry and what draws readers in.

Lurana Donnels O’Malley’s workshop, “Games for Playwrights and Non-Playwrights,” guides participants through a series of games to create characters and conflicts, building those into scene explorations that are beyond the ordinary.

Mon., 7/16, 6-8pm:

Artist and poet Lynn Young’s bookmaking workshop, “Drawing is Another Kind of Language,” explores the expressive qualities of mark-making and folds into a simple, visual book.

Mon., 8/20, 6-8pm:

Author and artist Jerrold Shiroma’s workshop, “The Material Word: Thinking Visually About Your Text,” incorporates visual elements into literary works, offering ways to make one’s existing work more visually dynamic.

Author Tyler McMahon’s workshop, “Writing Something Out of Nothing,” focuses on generating new material, and is meant to push writers out of their comfort zone and force them to come up with something new and unexpected.

All workshops take place at Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St., FREE (donations accepted), 688-8055, for questions; pre-register via e-mail [email: miaseries]