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The Vog: Fictional Book Reading & Realistic Conversations

  • The Hub at Ward Village 1200 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96814 (map)


Hear excerpts from THE VOG, a science fiction novel that reflects on political exclusion of local marginalized communities, and then participate in a group discussion with the authors, Aleeka and William Morgan, who shed light on intercultural communications. 

The sci-fi book with nefarious characters named John T. Aldond (an anagram of Donald John Trump), Mr. Upt Junior (an anagram of Trump Jr.), and Reverend Ivan (a reference to Ivanka), appeals to people who are anti-kakistocracy. PORTIA MAU (POPPY) is a paycheck away from being homeless. She's one of the many local Hawaiians who lost her job because of the tourism decline. The number of island visitors dropped when travelers blogged that they saw more homeless sleepers than hot surfers at the beach. When the mayor launches a new campaign to stop the homeless epidemic with job creation, everyone is hopeful that it's the silver bullet - Make Hawai'i Beautiful Again. When the mayor's plan goes awry, Poppy leads a team of women to stop an uncontrollable situation.

This event is free but RSVP is required.