Akaku Hosts Honolulu Star-Bulletin Reporter, Gary Kubota, at Fri.
Aug. 29 Media Salon Guest Series.
Akaku will host Gary Kubota, Maui bureau staff writer and correspondent for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, on Friday, Aug. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at its digital lounge at 333 Dairy Road, Kahului.
Independent community producers and residents will be able to ask questions and "talk story" with Kubota
after a brief presentation on the theme: "Thinking Globally, Writing Locally.
The event is free, but interested individuals should confirm their interest, as space will be limited.
is not only recognized for his
byline that accompanies a daily report of Maui events in the Honolulu newspaper, but he
is also held in high esteem for documenting his
2007 voyage from Hawaii to the Caroline Islands on the double-hulled Hokule`a.
The crossing was in honor of the Micronesian navigator Mau Pialilug, who 30 years earlier helped preserve and proliferate the ancient art of wayfinding in a similar 4,000-mile journey on the Hokule`a's maiden voyage.
"Gary is not only a talented journalist, but he is also a fine storyteller," says Sara Tekula, Akaku's Education Director.
About Gary Kubota
Gary Kubota has been the Maui staff writer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin for more than 10 years.
He has also worked for Lahaina News, The Maui News, Pacific Daily News on Guam, West Hawaii Today on the Big Island and United Press International in Honolulu.
He has received several state and national journalism awards - the latest on a series of news articles written while a crew member aboard the double-hulled Hawaiian sailing canoe Hokule`a on its voyage through Micronesia in 2007.
has published a book about the voyage, entitled "To Honor Mau: The Voyage of the Hokule`a Through Micronesia.
It's written in lyrical prose in Hawaiian and English, and the second printing is to also include the Micronesian language, "Satawalese."The title topic of Akaku's
August Media Salon Guest Series, "Thinking globally, writing locally," was chosen and named by Mr. Kubota
On August 29, he
looks forward to focusing on the role of a journalist to put news in an understandable context.
View a Honolulu Star-Bulletin
article Gary Kubota
wrote about Akaku
on March 27, 2005!