Wayne Moniz grew up on Maui before Hawaii was a state; before jet aircraft and posh resorts at Ka`anapali and Wailea turned the island into an international tourist destination. Back then the island was rural, quiet and, for a kid, loads of fun.
“This memoir is hardly about vanity, instead, it’s my trip down memory lane as well as an accounting of the (good) deeds of my life, a loose chronology of my journey through this world. I offer a humble invitation to you to experience the life of one barefoot Maui boy between 1945 to the present.”
Wayne received the Cades Award for Literature, Hawaii’s most prestigious writing prize, for his body of work, which includes thirteen plays, several screenplays, short stories, poetry and lyrics.
In 2010 he was the recipient of Ka Palapala Po`okela Readers’ Choice Book of the Year given by the Hawai`i Book Publishers Association for Under Maui Skies and Other Stories.
Wayne will present his latest book which is a memoir of stories from his childhood, memories of Maui’s past, and his travels on the Mainland. His perspective on Hawaiian lore brings his stories to life. He’s a master with words and his passion will light up the evening.
Barefoot Boy in the Mango Tree: A Memoir of Maui and Me
By Award-Winning Author Wayne Moniz
333 Dairy Rd. Ste. 204
Kahului, HI 96732
July 27, 2017
from 6pm – 8pm
Call 808-871-5554 or firstname.lastname@example.org