Returning facilitators for 2017: Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Elena Georgiou and Bhanu Kapil. If you join us at Pele’s Fire, you will have the chance to work with all of us, but you will be focusing on your manuscript with just one of us, according to your preference and your genre.  So please take some time to get to know us here, especially if you haven’t worked with us before. (Please note that we are offering manuscript consultations for poets, hybrid writers, fiction, nonfiction and memoir this year.)

We look forward to meeting you and getting to know who you are as a writer and creator!

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Reiko is thrilled to be creating a space for writers in the place she calls home. Born and raised in Hawaii, she grew up on the Big Island in a time when cowboys still rode their horses into town to get the mail, when there was still such a thing as a hitching post (both to secure the horses and also the restaurant), and when it was still possible for an adolescent to wander off into the pastures behind her … Read More

Elena Georgiou

Elena Georgiou is a writer, teacher, editor, and lover of islands: First there was the British Isles (age 0 to 27), then there was Cyprus, the birthplace of her parents (two weeks, every other year). After that there was also a brief stint on Manna-hata. (Two years in a dorm room). And somewhere in the middle, there was six weeks in Sri Lanka where she once sat on a roadside, watching an elephant carry Buddha’s tooth in a golden casket. … Read More

Bhanu Kapil

Bhanu Kapil is a writer interested in how to make fragments attract: how to bring works forward from a glimpse or a smudge into being as a book or a sequence, however they are meant to be.  She is equally passionate, as a teacher, about what it is to begin writing as she is about what it is to return to it again. She has been teaching creative writing for the last fifteen years at Naropa University, where she is currently … Read More