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After three amazing retreats at Kalani Honua on the Big Island of Hawaii, Pele’s Fire will be looking for a new home. The center is closed after being surrounded by lava in the eruption that began just weeks after our last retreat. Our next gathering will likely happen in 2020, and may begin to travel to different locations. If you are interested in finding out more, please subscribe for updates. Meanwhile, in 2019, Reiko will be teaching at TWO amazing … Read More

WOW! An Adriatic Adventure in Croatia

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June 8-15, 2019 Duće, Croatia Framed as a “creative cultural sojourn,” this amazing retreat gives equal time to writing, relaxing and sightseeing. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto will be your guest artist. All writers, aspiring, emerging and established, are welcome. Enjoy the view from your room in one of two luxury villas in Duće, where the foothills of the Mosor Mountains meet the Adriatic Sea. Walk along white sand beaches, or walk into town; take an afternoon swim, immerse in Balkan culture—and … Read More


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VORTEXT is an extraordinary weekend salon for women at the famed Whidbey Institute, led by renowned women writers. Join our workshop leaders, Ruth Ozeki, Karen Joy Fowler, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Natalie Baszile, Shobha Rao, Elmaz Abinader and Dylan Landis, to share writing, meals, conversation and community in a stunningly beautiful setting. (Reiko’s workshop description included below. For all others, please check out Hedgebrook’s site!) The program, now in its eighth year, gives writers the opportunity to connect in diverse and powerful … Read More

Celebrate With Us

This year, 2018, marks three significant occasions: It is the FINAL Pele’s Fire retreat held at Kalani Honua, and both Elena and Reiko are bring books into the world.  Elena’s story collection, The Immigrant’s Refrigerator, will be published in February, and Reiko’s novel, Shadow Child is coming out on May 8th. Here is a sneak peek at both jackets, and a final reminder.  Today is the last day to apply for the last Pele’s Fire.  So if you want to … Read More

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