Freedom, poetry on speaker's agenda
Poet, translator and classical musician Fiona Sze-Lorrain will read her poetry and discuss freedom of expression from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hui No'eau Arts Center in Makawao.
Originally from Singapore, Sze-Lorrain is a poet, editor, and translator in English, Chinese and French.
She has published two volumes of her poetry in English - "My Funeral Gondola" in 2013 and "Water the Moon" in 2010. She also has published five books of translation by contemporary Chinese poets into English and two books of translation by American poets into French.
In addition, Sze-Lorrain is a classically trained pianist who has played at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. She plays the Chinese zheng, a classical stringed instrument, and piano.
Sze-Lorrain, who lives in Paris, was educated at Columbia University, New York University and at Paris IV-Sorbonne.
The free event is open to the public. RSVP is encouraged.
Sze-Lorrain's appearance is sponsored by the Hawai'i Writing Project, University of Hawaii Maui College, Hui No'eau Arts Center, The Hawaii Council for Humanities and the Manoa Foundation.
For more information, contact Marnie Masuda at UH Maui College by phone at 984-3435 by or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shay Belisle at Hui No'eau at 572-6560.
Injured hiker taken from Haiku trail
Firefighters rescued a hiker who injured his leg when he slipped on rocks Wednesday morning in the area known as Bamboo Forest in Haiku, a fire official said.
Paia firefighters were dispatched to the area after a 10:07 a.m. report that the hiker had fractured his lower left leg, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. The 34-year-old Seattle man was hiking with his brother and another man when he was injured.
A fire rescue crew aboard the Fire Department's Air One helicopter located the injured man about 1.5 miles into the trail. Firefighters secured a splint to the man's left leg, and he was airlifted to a secured landing zone on Hana Highway, Mainaga said.
The patient was in stable condition when he was transported by American Medical Response to Maui Memorial Medical Center, he said.
High-surf advisory posted for Molokai
A high-surf advisory has been posted for north-facing shores of Molokai through 6 p.m. Friday.
The National Weather Service said that a low-pressure system in the North Pacific has generated a west-northwest swell, which will produce large hazardous surf in exposed north-facing beaches of Molokai.
Surf of 10 to 15 feet is expected along north-facing shores of Molokai.
Residents are advised to expect strong breaking waves and longshore and rip currents.