Thursday Apr 18

Wright Rain Wright writes creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. While she loves all three genres equally, she believes that she has a passionate love affair with creative nonfiction (which she can’t keep secret anymore). Rain was raised on Hawai‘i Island in a redwood house in Hōnaunau between Filipino Clubhouse Road and Telephone Exchange Road in a multi-artistic family. Rain finds many of her stories by mapping her memories along Māmalahoa Highway to the markers that people use to give directions on Hawai‘i Island. She received her BA and her MA in English with a focus in creative writing from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Rain is currently a second year Ph.D. student at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, which she loves. She finds great joy and fulfillment being in the classroom as a student and as an instructor. Rain has been published in various publications. She won the 2014 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Biography Prize for her work “A Way With Water.” In 2015, she won second place in the Ian MacMillan Writing Awards for a creative nonfiction piece titled “Shrines.” Rain will never forget her obsession with the ocean. She feels it cures everything.

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