CPIS is happy welcome Oscar Kightley to Hawai’i! Oscar is a Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer in Residence who will be based at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies for three months during the Spring 2020 semester. He is an award-winning journalist, writer, playwright, actor, presenter and director from Auckland. He is no stranger to CPIS. Oscar was a 2007 artist resident at UH Mānoa, shortly after the release of hit movie Sione’s Wedding (internationally released as Samoan Wedding), which he co-wrote and acted in.
As part of the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency he will network with the local creative community through writing and lectures, undertake research within the Samoan community in Hawai’i, and work on a new screenplay. Welcome to CPIS Oscar!!