T Kira Māhealani Madden

2023 Workshop Faculty

T Kira Māhealani Madden is a Chinese, Kānaka Maoli writer, photographer, and amateur magician. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Tin House, MacDowell, and Yaddo, she serves as the Founding Editor of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art. She is the author of the 2019 New York Times Editors’ Choice memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, which is now being developed as a feature film, and her work has appeared in Harper’sThe Sun, and New York Magazine. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the winner of the 2021 Judith A. Markowitz LAMBDA Literary Award, her debut novel, Whidbey, is forthcoming from Mariner/HarperCollins.

T Kira Māhealani Madden will offer a workshop, The Self, The Selves: A “Nonfiction” Workshop, and a craft session, Feeding the Lake, as well as an evening reading followed by Q&A.