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Presented By: Department of American Culture

Author Tom Peek on Campus

Readings and Discussion

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Tom Peek, visiting author and Winner of Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal for Popular Fiction
from the Independent Book Publishers Association, 2013 for 'Daughters of Fire' to speak at a series of readings and discussions on October 29-30.

Tuesday, October 29
10-11:30 am
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery, Room 100

Featuring: Tom Peek, Artist Catherine Robbins, and Poet Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Tuesday, October 29
7-8:30 pm
Ann Arbor Public Library, Downtown Branch
Multi-Purpose Room

Look beyond the idyllic tourist image of Hawaii and explore the deeper beauty and sacred heritage of Hawaii and its volcanoes through its cultural traditions, history, literature, music, and art with authors Tom Peek and Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, and artist Catherine Robbins. The program will include author readings, cross-cultural discussion, nature photography, and volcano-inspired art. Light Hawaiian snacks will be served. The event features:

Ӣ Hawaii-based writer Tom Peek, who will read from his new novel, "Daughters of Fire," a gripping story of interracial and intercultural romance, political intrigue, myth and murder, set atop the volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii and filled with complex characters that reveal the true heart of Hawaii.

”¢ Ann Arbor-based writer Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, who will read from her new chapbook, "Where the Lava Meets the Sea–Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawai”˜i," in which she explores the natural wonders, many cultures, and interesting characters of Big Island as she searches for home in Hawaii, and instead discovers an Asian Pacific American sense of belonging.

Ӣ Hawaii-based artist Catherine Robbins, who will discuss her volcano-inspired paintings and artistic practice.

Wednesday, October 30
7-8 pm
Nicolaʻs Books
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