First reading of 2015!

Another year, more readings. M.I.A. is excited for all to come with arts and literature in 2015. Join us as we start it all off the right way with our first reading of the year!

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Bring cash for books! Brenda Kwon’s THE SUM OF BREATHING fromBamboo Ridge Press and Susan M. Schultz’s MEMORY CARDS: DOGEN SERIES from Vagabond Press will be for sale.

About the readers:

Abbey Seth Mayer is a Master’s candidate in English, Creative Writing at the University of Hawai‘i. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Art, Painting Concentration from Yale College. He has lived in Hawai‘i for about twelve years. Drawing inspiration from magical realism, modernism, myth and canonical works from around the world, his work is often consumed by the beauty, inadequacy, fragility and light of human and animal skins.

Susan M. Schultz is a professor of English at UHM, where she’s taught since (sigh) 1990. Author of several books of poetry and poetic prose, most recently _Dementia Blog_ & _”She’s Welcome to Her Disease: Dementia Blog, Vol. 2″ & _Memory Cards: 2010-2011 Series_, all from Singing Horse Press. Vagabond Press just published her booklet, _Memory Cards: Dogen Series_. She blogs at Tinfish Editor’s Blog ( and edits at Tinfish Press (

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Brenda Kwon is the author of _Beyond Ke’eaumoku: Koreans, Nationalism, and Local Culture in Hawai’i_ and co-editor of _YOBO: Korean American Writing in Hawai’i_. Her works have appeared in various journals and publications, including Amerasia and Ishmael Reed’s Konch, and she has performed her work both nationally and internationally. A 2005 Fulbright Fellow, she currently teaches Language Arts at Honolulu Community College and yoga at Open Space Yoga.


Author: MIA Honolulu

We are a Honolulu-based literary series featuring local, national, and international writers and artists every third Thursday in Chinatown.

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