To Weave With Water Lecture by Kristiana Kahakauwila

To Weave With Water: A Novel

Lecture by Kristiana Kahakauwila RI ’16

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
4:00 pm

Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Learn more on the Radcliffe Center website.

At Radcliffe, Kahakauwila is working on a historical novel, a multigenerational family saga set against the fight for water and native rights on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Photo © Katty Wu
Photo © Katty Wu

This event at the Radcliffe Institute is part of the Initiative on Native and Indigenous Peoples.

KRISTIANA KAHAKAUWILA, a native Hawaiian, was raised in Southern California. She earned a master’s in fine arts from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Princeton University.

She has worked as a writer and editor for Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, and Highlights for Children magazines and taught English at Chaminade University in Honolulu. An assistant professor of creative writing at Western Washington University, Kristiana splits her time between Bellingham, Washington, and Hawai’i.


Her novel This is Paradise has been chosen as a Barnes & Noble Summer 2013 selection of the Discover Great New Writers program as well as for the Target Emerging Author program.

See her website

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