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Juliet S. Kono

Associate Professor, Leeward Community College

Juliet S. Kono has written two books of poetry, a short story collection, and several children’s books. She has been widely anthologized, most recently in Imagine What It’s Like, which combines literature and medicine. Her most recent book is Anshuu, a historical novel about World War II, published in 2010. Ms. Kono has won several awards, most notably the American Japanese National Literary Award and U.S./Japan Friendship Commission Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship in 1999. In 2006 she won the Hawai’i Award for Literature. Born and raised in Hilo, Hawai`i, she now lives in Honolulu with her husband and teaches writing as an associate professor at Leeward Community College.

Articles written by this presenter are available on-line.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 5

Poetic License? Nikkei Writers and the Representation of History [AUDIO]
Naomi Hirahara, Author
Joy Kogawa, Writer
Juliet S. Kono, Associate Professor, Leeward Community College
Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D., Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington


Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Speaking Up