Don Wallace Katharine Beutner and many others (me too!) will be teaching at the Ko’olau Writers Workshop. I’m looking forward to the event. Hawai’i has a lively literary culture, one of narrative through writing, song, and dance. Without a doubt, we have in the Islands a unique idea of what it means to navigate place and space, and one worth sharing with others. We have violence, sorrow, and poverty here, like all places, but we also have come to a very basic understanding here of difference that is remarkably different from the Mainland. (Hello polyculturalism!) It is an imperfect society, but on a fundamental level, it is more tolerant. Come to the workshop. Write to lead others into a dream of what we can be. Learn the skills to write the stories, ideas, and thoughts that add to the conversation of who we are as individuals, as a community, as people trying to figure out the question of our times: What is our global reality and how can we all get along and work together to address the many challenges that face us? How do we brave love and memory? How do we imagine our future?