• Hawaii Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Hawaii, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Hawaii, these are some organizations you might want to check out:



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    Aloha Writers Conference

    Designed to motivate, educate and elevate, the annual Aloha Writers Conference features world-renowned writers, bestselling authors, poets and scriptwriters. Writers of all ages and genres, avid readers and imaginative minds are welcome.

    Center for Autobiographic Studies

    Dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, creation and preservation of autobiographic works.

    The Art of Memoir with Rebecca Walker

    Join bestselling author Rebecca Walker at the beautiful Lumeria Maui retreat center for 7 days of deep relaxation, fierce productivity and powerful self-reflection.

    Hawaii Book Blog

    The main purpose of this blog is to provide people with a comprehensive platform to learn and discuss books about Hawaii and the Pacific, books by local authors, or books published by local companies.

    The National League of American Pen Women Honolulu

    The Honolulu branch has over 100 members, and holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring speakers and musicians, and sponsors conferences, arts shows, seminars, salons and outings that further the artistic development of its members and the community.

    Kauai Backstory

    Kauai Backstory is a venue for rigorous writing with a view about Kauai.

    Pacific Writers’ Connection

    Dedicated to encouraging nature and place writers, youth writing and reading programs to strengthen a network of global citizens who share concerns about their environments, communities, place, people and cultures.

    Hawaii Pacific Review

    Hawaii Pacific University’s annual literary magazine, which features poetry and prose by authors from Hawaii, the mainland and around the world.

    Hawai’i Book and Music Festival

    Annual festival in downtown Honolulu celebrating books, storytelling and music “in way that is fun, accessible, and memorable for people of all ages, backgrounds and tastes.”

    Big Island Writers’ Retreat & Conference

    This unique retreat offers a small group of writers and other creative spirits an opportunity to invigorate their work through participation in workshops, cultural excursions, and relaxation.

    Honolulu Writers, Authors and Poets Gathering

    Annual event where writers, authors, poets, recording artists, video producers and other creatives come together to learn and network, hosted by Savant Books and Publications.

    Kauai Writers Conference

    Three days of presentations by best-selling authors, top literary agents, and publishing professionals “in an environment characterized by the aloha spirit of sharing, unity, respect, and community.”

    Kahini Writers’ Retreats

    Rigorous craft instruction and supportive writing community in inspirational locations, such as Hawaii, New Zealand, Uganda, and Jamaica.


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