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Hawaii Book and Music Festival Facebook
Hawaii Book and Music Festival Facebook

Honolulu’s annual Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival attracts thousands of participants every year in late spring.  The two-day event doesn't just bring noteworthy authors to town. There are children’s activities, food books and demos, even dance and music concerts, and discussions about local issues. After 13 years, the festival is looking forward to serving more people across the state.

This year marks the twenty fifth celebration for the Elliot Cades Awards for Literature in Hawai’i.  Both winners this year are from Hawai’i Island.  Pam Frierson is being honored for her work, including “The Last Atoll”, a multi-layered history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with Cades Award winner Mark Panek.