The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is seeking community members, University of Hawaiʻi faculty and staff as well as students and alum to participate in a new storytelling event.
The event is called Wailau, which means “where water from diverse sources comes together to commingle and become a more powerful, unified whole.”
According to a press release from The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Wailau aims to spotlight voices and stories that fit themes in interesting ways. Each event will showcase five storytellers comprised of a University of Hawaiʻi faculty member, staff member, student, alum and community member.
Wailau premieres in February 2021 and will explore different themes with the first event offering online addressing of The Importance of Communication in Love.
Submissions are also welcome from former faculty and staff and storytellers of all ages.
Between the application deadline and the premiere, storytellers will be recorded sharing their stories on UH Hilo’s Performing Arts stage in advance of the online premiere. If storytellers are unable to attend on-stage taping, self-taped stories will be accepted.
Click here to apply and learn more.