UH-Hilo’s Wailau announces fall lineup and event details

The University of Hawaii at Hilo invites the public to join a storytelling event created to build connections across the UH-Hilo campus and with the wider community.

The fall episode of Wailau premieres online at 2 p.m. Saturday and will explore “Getting from Point A to Point B.” Student Ku‘uhiapo Jeong, along with topic expert Desmon Haumea, canoe culture practitioner, hosts the event.


Wailau spotlights voices and stories that fit the event theme in interesting ways. The fall Wailau showcases these storytellers and stories:

• Bonnie Irwin, “Getting Lost”

• Catherine Kalama Becker, “Lessons from The Mother Road”

• Jon Sakurai-Horita, “The Journey is the Reward”

• Nikki Gour, “Embracing Opportunity”

• Tori Matsumoto, “Puzzle Pieces”

View bios of the hosts and storytellers at: hilo.hawaii.edu/wailau/bios.

Wailau organizers include UH faculty, staff, students, alums, and community members, including UH-Hilo’s English Club. Students from the English Club determine Wailau themes, review applications, and select storytellers.

To attend the Wailau premiere online, go to: hilo.hawaii.edu/wailau/watch.php.

Join the watch page on the day of the premiere.


To live chat with a Wailau host, storytellers, or other members of the online audience, click on the YouTube logo on the lower left corner of the watch window.

The full episode will also be available at the same URL immediately after the premiere. Learn more about Wailau at: hilo.hawaii.edu/wailau.