Stuart's Interview on C-SPAN
As a writer, Coleman has been published in numerous publications, including Men’s Journal, Salon.com, Sierra Magazine, Spirituality & Health, The Surfer’s Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Magazine and Charleston Magazine. Coleman has won a number of writing honors, including U.S.C.’s Waring Award for Creative Writing and the The Cades Award for Literature and the Excellence in Non-Fiction Award from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association. His poems have been published in journals like The Atlanta Review, The Formalist and Yemassee, who gave him their Poetry Award. Coleman is the author of the award-winning book Eddie Would Go (MindRaising Press, 2002, St. Martin’s Press, 2004) and Fierce Heart (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).
Recently Coleman, co-founded BooksAndSpirits.com, where he facilitates conversations with best-selling authors in intimate settings over literary themed libations. Some authors include Pulitzer-Prize winners like William Finnegan and Adam Johnson and other talented writers like Jaimal Yogis, David Helvarg and Marcus Eriksen."
He has spoken at the UN Environmental Program in Costa Rica, the East-West Center, the Ko'olau Writers Conference, 6th International Marine Debris Conference, Hawaii Conservation Congress, Rotary Clubs, most recently speaking in the IUCN World Conservation Congress.
For more than a decade, Coleman taught creative writing and literature at Punahou School and Iolani School and then at the University of Hawaii. From 2004-2009, he worked as the Service Learning and Leadership Coordinator at the East-West Center, working with graduate students from across the Asia-Pacific region. He also served as the Director of Communication at an educational non-profit called College Connections Hawaii and later served on its Board of Directors.
In 2000, Coleman joined the Surfrider Foundation, an environmental non-profit dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. In 2009, Coleman became the first Hawaii Manager of the Surfrider Foundation. He is an avid eco-advocate and has helped pass bills making Hawaii the first state to ban single-use plastic bags and smoking on public beaches and parks.