HBMF 2015 Headliners 
The 10th Anniversary Hawaii Book & Music Festival includes something for everyone!

Barry Lopez, America’s #1 nature writer.  Michael Gruber, master of the thriller genre.  Kathryn Ma, whose  novel The Year She Left Us “heralds the arrival of a fierce, subtle new American voice.”  Sam Horn, whose new book, Got Your Attention?  How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone is being compared to Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People.  Jay Asherwhose 13 Reasons Why, a #1 New York Times Best Seller, is the basis of a his last stop in his50-state campaign against bullying.  Austin Aslanwhose debut YA novel, The Islands at the End of the World  is set in Hawaii, reckoned by Kirkus as one of the best ten books of 2014 in its genre.


ISLAND READERS: Books Tailored for Keiki

Bess Press incorporates isle scenes into its new set of educational "Island Readers"


Bullies beware

The author of a young adult best-seller will talk about readers' responses at the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival.
by Steven Mark


Storied landscapes

An understanding of place defines this year's Hawaii Book and Music Festival.
By Mindy Pennybacker 


Native topics to entertain, enlighten at Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival oHA is a longtime supporter of the Hawaiian-focused Alana Pavilion 
by lurline Mcgregor


2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award Winners

The Hawai’i Book Publisher’s Association hosted the 2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. There were a lot of greats books in the field of nominees, but only these select few were chosen as the winners of the Award of Excellence and Honorable Mention in their respective categories, representing the best of Hawaiʻi publishing in 2014.

On the Main Stage
Another banner program of Hawaiian music and some of the best hula halau.  Three fabulous ‘ukulele players: Kimo Hussey, Herb Ohta, Jr, Derick Sebastian.  Kenneth Makuakane hosts a Singer-Songwriter Competition. Brother Noland, Kūpaoa, Kapala, Carmen Haugen Quartet, and the Royal Hawaiian Band.  Kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes, Michael Pili Pang, Mapuana De Silva, Blaine Kamalani Kia.

On the Keiki Stage
Mr. Steve, rock star for the younger set, National Co-Host of PBS KIDS, will be back in Honolulu for two performances for schools in the Hawaii Theatre, but of course FREE in six shows at HBMF.  Two dozen rollicking acts of entertainment for keiki of all ages: storytellers, entertainers, musicals, plays, Romeo & Juliet, and the Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars.

HBMF Traditions
The hugely popular Book Swap
The Publishers Village—publishers & booksellers

Author signings at Barnes & Noble.com
The Keiki Activities Pavilion, this year hosted by Kawaii-Kon
Great international food

HBMF Needs You!
It takes over a hundred Volunteers to make HBMF work.  If you have been an HBMF Volunteer in the past, and would like to help again, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/ob5w5er

If you have friends or colleagues who you think would be interested, or if you're affiliated with an organization that is looking for volunteer opportunities, please get in touch with Mike Cannon, HBMF Volunteer Coordinator, at hbmf.michael@gmail.com