June 6, 2018 

9:00AM - 4:00PM

University of Hawai'i-Hilo, Hilo, Hawaiʻi

Information, Schedule, and Registration  



June 7, 2018

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Tenney TheaterHonolulu, Hawaiʻi 

Featuring Honolulu Theater for Youth performing work by Lee Cataluna, Patrick Ching, and Lehua Parker


June 8-9, 2018

8:30AM - 5:00PM 

Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 


Featuring Special Guests: Lee Cataluna & Patrick Ching

Please click an image to learn more about Lee Cataluna or Patrick Ching. 

Special Teen Track Sessions


Especially for aspiring youth writers and artists

Friday, June 8, 10:15am-12:30pm

Saturday, June 9, 1:00-3:15pm

Patrick Ching

Patrick is known for his nature art featuring landscapes and animals of Hawai'i. His picture book Hoku and Hina received a Ka Palapala Po'okela Award of Excellence in 2015.

Lyz Soto

Lyz is an award-winning poet and spoken word artist. She is the co-founder of Pacific Tongues and was the Executive Director of Youth Speaks Hawai'i from 2008-2012. 

Tammy Yee

Tammy is an author and illustrator who has published over 36 children's books. Some of her recent work includes A True Princess of Hawai'i and Wanda's Humpback Hula Show

Lehua Parker

Aunty Lehua's middle-grade novelOne Boy, No Water (book 1 of the Niuhi Shark Saga) was nominated for a Nene Award. She also writes short stories, poetry, plays and novellas.

Special Theatrical Performance

Saturday, June 9, 1:30pm


Marcel Marceau-trained master mime Todd Farley presents a series of popular children's stories brought to life through a unique blend of classic illusionary mime, physical theatre, and narrative. Stories include such favorites as "The Selfish Giant," "The Giving Tree" and "The Grain of Rice." 

2018 Conference and Membership Registration

O'ahu Conference Program
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.2 MB
Hilo Conference Program
CLH Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 358.5 KB

Register for the Hilo Conference - June 6th, 2018


Register for the O'ahu Conference - June 7-9, 2018

Check out the Read to Me International Biennial Conference, which takes place June 7th at the Japanese Cultural Center prior to our conference kickoff that evening at Tenney Theatre. It's another great event to attend if you're interested in children's literacy here in Hawai'i. 

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