Matthew Thayer has been a photojournalist at the Maui News for 38 years and still going strong. He’s had his eye on daily life here on Maui including local sports, community activities and special events around the island. He has also reported on bell-weather events like the “miracle landing” of Aloha Airlines Flight 243 and the end of commercial sugar cane on Maui.
When he’s not chasing the next scoop, Thayer can often be found working on his next novel. Last fall he released the fifth book in his adventure series, “30,000 B.C. Chronicles.” His novels chart the adventures and tribulations of survivors of a time travel science expedition shipwrecked in Paleolithic Europe. The books are available digitally on Amazon.
Thayer’s work in The Maui News has won more than 75 state and national awards. His photos and stories have appeared in publications worldwide.
Matthew will share highlights of his career, including the story of his coverage of the “miracle landing” of Aloha Flt. 243. He will also delve into the future of journalism, reminisce on how covering Maui has changed through the decades and also share insights about writing novels. He released the fifth book in his time travel adventure series, “30,000 B.C. Chronicles,” last fall. He will tell us all about it. Don’t miss it. RSVP today!
What: Akaku Upstairs Presents:
Matthew Thayer, Photo Journalist and Author to Speak at Akakū Upstairs
Where: 333 Dairy Rd. Ste. 204 Kahului, HI 96732
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm