2022 O'ahu Conference Schedule

Friday, June 3 - Zoom

7:00-8:00 pm   


OPENING FESTIVITIES with Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) featuring work inspired by Tammy Yee, a reading by Tammy, then Q&A with Tammy and HTY.



Saturday, June 4 - Zoom

8:00-8:30 am   


Networking/Practice for Zoom in the main room




WELCOME and CLH Hall of Fame Ceremony for distinguished local author/illustrator Tammy Yee (The Angel of Santo Tomas, The Castle that Kai Built)




KEYNOTE SPEECH by Tammy Yee: "Where Words and Images Dance" 




FIRST SESSION: The Inspiring Past


Using Literature: Joe Wilson, Dean Hamer, and Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu discuss their upcoming children's book, Kapaemahu, the moʻolelo or legend of dual male-female healing spirits, and the larger educational project of which the book is a key part. It is also a short film. The book release, launch event, and related Bishop Museum exhibit all happen in June.




Writing and illustrating workshop -- just for youth (grades 6-12): Graphic novels with Tammy Yee.


In graphic novels, sequential images show what words don’t tell. Get tips on thinking visually and create sketches for your first illustrated page. Register to get the link to materials.




LUNCH and free conversation/networking (Tammy and teens to join at 12:15 if they like)




Children's Contest Awards: Poetry and Illustration 




SECOND SESSION: The Creative Present


Creating Literature: Interview on art and life with young-adult author and master storyteller Graham Salisbury (Under the Blood-Red Sun), who has recently also begun exploring the art of painting. He’ll talk about the process of creation for writers and artists: the sources of inspiration and joy as well as the fears and obstacles to be overcome.  




THIRD SESSION: The Multiplicitous Future


Interpreting Literature: Panel on the future of literature for young audiences.








Special Professional Q&A Session with Tammy Yee ($25/$20)




Free conversation/networking


Sunday, June 5 - Chaminade University



CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES and pickup of items     

  • Story Magic crafts
  • Dance performance by Tammy Yee shown on video
  • Kapaemahu animated video
  • Instructional crafts videos available online from today onward
  • Curbside pickup of crafts supply packets for online videos, pre-purchased T-shirts