Rebecca is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Black, White and Jewish, and the critically acclaimed, Baby Love. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications including Bookforum, Newsweek, Glamour, The Washington Post, Vibe, Modern Bride, Essence and Interview. Time Magazine named Rebecca one of the most influential leaders of her generation. She has appeared on Charlie Rose, Good Morning America, Oprah, Fresh Air, and BET. Rebecca has addressed audiences at hundreds of universities and corporate campuses including Harvard, Brown, MIT, Oberlin, The University of Utrecht, The University of Linkoping, Rollins College, Union College and Microsoft.
Kealoha (just one name...like Cher or Fabian) is an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller who has performed throughout the world from the White House to 'Iolani Palace on O'ahu. A graduate of MIT with a degree in Nuclear Engineering, Kealoha was appointed the first Poet Laureate of Hawaii and was the first poet to perform at a Hawaii governor's inauguration. He was honored as a "National Slam Legend" at the National Poetry Slam and was selected as a master artist for a National Endowment for the Arts program. Kealoha has gained national recognition as a storyteller by showcasing at events such as the National Storytelling Network Conference, the Bay Area Storytelling Festival, and the Honolulu Storytelling Festival. His poetic style has been said to combine analysis with creative writing in order to investigate social, personal, and philosophical themes.
The Aloha Writers Conference is pleased to welcome these two fine writers to its impressive list of authors, top agents, editors, and publishers. All presenters have been specially selected. They are not only outstanding in their field; they are also great teachers. To learn more, visit the website at www.alohawritersconference.com or call Vicki Draeger at (808) 218-5396.