Brown Bag Biography, a weekly series of public talks on issues and activities in life writing, is CBR’s longest running outreach program. Currently numbering over 800 talks, since 1988 the Brown Bags have been held on Thursdays at noon during the fall and spring academic semesters, and have featured presentations by UH faculty, students, and staff, visiting scholars, and community members.

Click on the images below to view our exciting lineup for Fall 2023. Titles are subject to change.

Click here to see a complete list of all Brown Bags. For more information, please contact, call (808) 956-3774, or see our Facebook page. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the Brown Bag schedule.

Can’t make it on Thursdays at noon? Or don’t live in Hawaiʻi and desperately want to hear a talk? We’re excited to announce that you can join select Brown Bags via Zoom. In addition, we now post many of our past Brown Bags on our YouTube channel.