Inspired by the Island of Fire– Living, Working and Writing on Hawaii’s Volcanic Big Island–Lecture: Oct. 18

Tom Writing on the Rim of  Pu'u 'O'o Cone photo by John Dvorak

Inspired by the Island of Fire

Living, Working and Writing on Hawaii’s Volcanic Big Island

Time and Date: 7 pm, Friday, October 18, 2013

Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

Tickets:  $5 per Historical Society member; $6 non-members+GST. Advance tickets recommended.

To round off the Courtenay and District Museum’s fall line- up of award winning authors, Hawaii novelist, Tom Peek will discuss the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of the volcanic isle that inspired his award-winning novel Daughters of Fire. His inspiring and thought-provoking talk includes photographs, art, music, and readings from his novel.

Peek, based some of his writing on his day job for over the past twenty years as an interpreter on the volcanoes of  Hawaii Island.  There, he’s been a mountain and astronomy guide on Mauna Kea and an eruption ranger, fire fighter, and exhibit writer on Kilauea, working closely with Hawaiian elders and cultural practitioners on both volcanoes.

The talk will be approximately 1.5 hours. Afterwards, there will be time for questions and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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