Call for Proposals - Book Pavilion

The first-ever literary showcase at Pac Rim will be held October 9-11 in The Modern Honolulu’s Study Lounge and other inviting spaces. Book Pavilion brings together writers and readers to explore disability and diversity themes across various forms of the written word. Speaker applications are now open. If you are a writer, have a book or story and can illuminate our global community of disability and diversity stakeholders, we want to hear from you. We’re especially eager to solicit proposals from scribes interested in sharing practical skills.

Below are programming slots we’re seeking to fill. Applicants can select from this list or suggest original content. The key is to engage the Pac Rim audience in sessions, panels and How To’s that will inspire, motivate and empower.

  • Story Trek: Storytellers spin live yarns.
  • Drama Queens: Script reading.
  • License to Thrill: A poetry Jam, for all you closet creatives.
  • What’s Your Story? Memoir writing workshop.
  • Writing a Scholarly Article
  • Fiction Memoir Workshop
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Kids’ Corner
  • Hip-hop Hour
  • Humor
  • Literacy presentations, panels and workshops (more to come)
  • Tea with Dr. James Doty, author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
  • Documentary Scriptwriting Workshop with God Knows Who I Am filmmakers Todd and Jedd Wider
  • Art-book Salon with Tom di Maria, author, The Creative Growth Book: From the Outside to the Inside: Artists with Disabilities Today
  • Food for Thought with Jessica Fechtor, author, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home
  • Let’s Get Graphic illustrated roundtable with comic book/graphic novel creators: Stacey Hayashi, author/illustrator, Journey of Heroes; Christopher Caravalho, Founder, Mana Comics; creator, 'Aumākua Guardians of Hawaii; Napua Ahina, colorist, Touching Evil series; and moderator Roy Chang, author/illustrator, Aloha Pepe.
  • Community Reads: Co-sponsored with the Waikiki Community Center Book Club and Kalihi-Palama Public Library (invited)
  • Talking Books audio book listening party. (TBD)
  • Touching Tales: Braille and large-print books

Call for Proposals Application Form

Book Pavilion Application Form [Doc Format | PDF Format]