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Photo by KEN GOODRICH
Everyone has a story.
Residents of the Kilauea’s volcano community experienced 90 consecutive days of earthquakes this past summer. Sixty-three of these quakes were of a magnitude of 5.0 or higher.
It was an extraordinary time and accounts of events that changed the summit landscape and closed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for months are worth hearing.
Join the Volcano Art Center at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 24) for “Stories from the Summit: Kilauea Eruption, Summer 2018,” an evening of personal accounts by Volcano residents. Hosted by Volcano novelist Tom Peek, the evening will consist of varied tales by those living and working at Kilauea’s summit.
Residents of Leilani Estates and the coastal communities have their stories, while those at the top of the volcano have very different tales to tell about the largest eruption in a century.
The evening will be the first in a new storytelling series, beginning with personal accounts of the 2018 eruption. As audience members hear friends and neighbors, national park employees and scientists, children, parents and grandparents tell their stories, it offers a chance to think about their own story and, on the next occasion, step up to tell their tale of life on this living volcano.
This event will take place at the VAC Niaulani Campus, located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village, and is free to attend, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated.
For more information, call VAC at 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and the environment. The series is intended to inspire and enhance the appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.
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