Na Leo Lele Writ­ing Con­test

Col­lege stu­dents to share their art

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing - John Stein­horst

Kauai Com­mu­nity Col­lege stu­dents will be shar­ing their best orig­i­nal prose with the com­mu­nity on April 25.

Hawai­ian for “the leap­ing voices,” the Na Leo Lele Cre­ative Writ­ing Con­test, has been en­cour­ag­ing stu­dent writ­ers since its in­cep­tion three years ago.

Michael Pfau, an English in­struc­tor at Kauai Com­mu­nity Col­lege, is head­ing up the Na Leo Lele con­test.

“It can be a pow­er­ful ex­pe­ri­ence for a writer to share their work di­rectly with their au­di­ence, and we would love for mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to come out and sup­port our stu­dent writ­ers,” Pfau said.

The con­test fea­tures three cat­e­gories: po­etry, short fic­tion and short non­fic­tion. There will be cash awards of $100, $50 and $25 re­spec­tively.

“There are amazing artists on our is­land, but if we don’t en­deavor to cre­ate these mo­ments be­tween artist and au­di­ence, it can be easy to over­look the col­lec­tive artis­tic voice of the com­mu­nity,” Pfau said.

The read­ing and awards cer­e­mony will take place on April 25 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the KCC Learn­ing Re­source Cen­ter, Room 124B.

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