Left Coast Writers®: Constance Hale - The Natives Are Restless (Corte Madera)

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Constance Hale is certainly a “grammar maven.” Her guide to sentences, Sin and Syntax, sits on writers’ desks, library shelves, and many a bedside table. But she’s also a hula dancer, a poet, and a bit of a rebel. Two years ago she decided to defy literary pigeon holes, producing two books outside the mainstream. She will reveal the whys and wherefores of her ventures into indie publishing, and she’ll ply you with Mai Tais, share her thoughts on Hawaiian culture, and teach you some hula moves.

Constance Hale is a Hawaii-born, SF-based journalist and the author of three books on literary style. In fall 2016, she released two category-breaking books: Iwalani’s Tree (a prose poem for children set in Hawaii) and The Natives Are Restless (an intellectual coffee-table book on the hula).

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula Into the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943006069
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sparkpress - October 11th, 2016

The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood. In The Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kumu Patrick Makuakane (a Hawai'i-born, San Francisco-based hula master), and his 350-person arts organization (Na Lei Hulu i ka Wekiu).