About the Kauai Writers Conference
A Conference Apart...
The Kauai Writers Conference was created to help writers develop their skills in an environment characterized by the aloha spirit of sharing, unity, respect, and community. The organizers are all writers who work on the conference on a volunteer basis. We aim to provide a conference that truly serves writers and helps them access the information and resources they need most.
Dave Rosenberg is a career coach and instructional designer. He is working on an historical novel.
Hiyaguha Cohen has numerous nonfiction books and publications to her credit. She's currently represented by the Andy Ross Literary Agency and is working on a new novel.
David Dinner is a retired periodontist. He is working on a novel.
Christopher Lyden retired from a career in neurology and chiropractic. He moved to paradise ten years ago to write, paint and draw.
Jean Rhude's love of the written word and the people who write them is at the core of her joining the Conference Committee. She is an aspiring memoirist, passionate grandmother, and recreational outrigger paddler.
David Katz, a Kauai resident, is the author of two novels, Round Trip and Conspiracy. He is currently working on a third novel
Marta Lane's columns “Tastes of Kauai” and “On the Farm” ran every week in MidWeek Kauai and The Garden Island newspaper. Her stories and restaurant reviews have also been published in AAA Hawaii magazine, edible Hawaiian Islands magazine, Hawaiian Airlines website and HILuxury magazine. She is the founder of Tasting Kauai, a company that offers four intimate food tours where guests experience the island’s culture through food while meeting some of Kauai’s top farmers and chefs. Marta is the author of Tasting Kauai - Restaurants: An Insider’s Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island.