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Sunday, November 22 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Poetry Reading & Opening Keynote

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Interviewd by Laurie Kirby, Co-President, AboutFest

Moderators
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Laurie Kirby

Co-President, AboutFest
Former lawyer, conference producer for festivals & entertainment industry folk!

Speakers
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Roy Yamaguchi

Chef-Founder, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine - ​Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Chef Roy Yamaguchi Brings Fusion to FestForwardRoy Yamaguchi is a chef, TV personality, festival chairman, author and founder of a collection of restaurants including 30 Roy’s Restaurants in the United States, Okinawa and Guam. Yamaguchi, founded and chairs, along with Chef Alan Wong, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, which has become Hawaii’s premiere food and wine destination event and annually makes every top ten food and wine... Read More →

Artists
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Lisa Starr

Poet
Lisa Silverberg Starr, founder of the Block Island Poetry Project, divides her time among a variety of interests, her family, and her passion for poetry. The Poet Laureate of Rhode Island from 2008-2013, a two-time recipient of the Rhode Island fellowship for poetry, a former college instructor, waitress, freelance writer and publicist, Lisa has published three full-length collections of poetry: Days of Dogs and Driftwood (1993), This Place... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom