2019 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival celebrates story-telling
with a diversity of books, ideas and music
HONOLULU, HI �" Those who enjoy story-telling in all of its forms won’t want to miss the 14th annual Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 2019, from 10am to 5pm both days on the historic grounds of Honolulu’s Frank F. Fasi Civic Center.
Presented by Bank of Hawai‘i, this free, family-friendly event welcomes thousands of residents and visitors each year. Multiple pavilions and stages will feature 150 events throughout the two-day festival, introducing Hawaii’s multicultural heritage to the world through its literary and musical arts �" and introducing Hawaii to new worlds of books and music beyond the Islands’ shores.
Festival-goers can look forward to readings, presentations and book-signings by local, national and internationally published authors; music and hula performances by award-winning Hawaii artists and hula halau; storytellers, youth performers and other entertainment for the festival’s youngest audiences; the popular Bank of Hawai‘i Book Swap; and bookseller and publisher booths. A multi-ethnic, open-air food court keeps festival-goers fueled as they take in a weekend of books, ideas and music.
For 2019, panelists and presenters will explore diverse topics under such programming themes as Hawaii Wellness and Broken News: Telling Our Own Stories, and will delve into Hawaii’s host culture and current affairs under the popular Alana Hawaiian Culture programming track.
Since the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival was founded in 2006, it has grown into a popular annual attraction for the community and Hawai‘i visitors. Generous support from presenting sponsor Bank of Hawai‘i and other funders such as Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ensures that this unique cultural attraction can continue to offer memorable, high quality programming and promote literacy in a way that is fun and accessible to book and music lovers of all ages.
Beneficiaries of this nonprofit festival are Hawaii Literacy,Read to Me International and Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.
For festival information and updates, visit www.HawaiiBookAndMusicFestival.org and follow
us on Facebook, Twitter @hawaiibookmusic, Instagram @HawaiiBookMusic and #HBMF2019.
Saturday, 04 May, 2019
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