National Children's Book Week events: Native American author Linda Uguku Boyden, "Stories Around the Campfire," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kahului Public Library, Maui, and 3 p.m. Thursday, Makawao Public Library, Maui; Moonlight Storytellers, adult program, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and "Get Carried Away, Read" for children, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, McCully-Mo'ili'ili Public Library; international storyteller Diane Ferlatte, "Have I Got A Story To Tell," 3 p.m. Thursday, Waipahu Public Library, 94-275 Mokuola St. 675-0358.
Talespinners Festival of the Pacific, four outstanding storytellers from Hawai'i and the Mainland perform for National Storytelling Month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Molokai Public Library; 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kailua-Kona Public Library; 2-4 p.m. next Sunday, Mililani Public Library. 831-6877
Friends of Liliha Library Fall Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St.; classics to kiddie and cookbooks, videos and tapes. 587-7577.
Human Writes: A Literary Festival & Symposium featuring international writers whose works address the issues of race, ethnicity and culture: Friday, Roma Potiki, "Out of the Silent River," 12:30 p.m., East West Center, Room 1221; 2 p.m., Olive Senior, "The Voice from the Bottom of the Well: Orality and Affirmations," East West Center, Room 2121; 6:45 p.m., Book Fair, University of Hawai'i, Art Auditorium; public readings 7:30 p.m. by authors Robert Sullivan, Roma Potiki, Putu Oka Sukanta and Chris McKinney; Saturday, 2 p.m., Mariu Carerra, "Stuck to Life," The ARTS at Marks Garage, Nu'uanu and Pauahi streets; Book Fair 6:45 p.m., UHM Art Auditorium; public reading 7:30 p.m., UHM Art Auditorium; free. 956-3051.
Storytime Tuesday, Mililani Public Library, 95-450 Makaimoimo St.; infants and toddlers 10:15-10:30 a.m.; ages three and over, crafts, 10:45 a.m. , stories, 11-11:30 a.m. 627-7470.
Harry Potter Lookalike Contest and celebration 11 a.m. Saturday, Children's Amphitheater, Borders, Ward Centre; free.
Hawaii Opera Theatre Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. next Sunday, Borders, Ward Centre; teaching and entertainment.
Hawai'i Pacific University Poetry Contest: Send three poems of fewer than 100 lines with your name, address, phone number and/or e-mail and a five-line biography to the James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, 1060 Bishop St., Suite 402, Honolulu, HI 96813; open only to Hawai'i residents; deadline Dec. 1; $500 prize, poem publication. 544-1107.
2001 Playwriting Contest sponsored by Kumu Kahua Theatre and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa; resident and non-resident playwrights eligible for cash prizes; deadline Jan. 2, 2002; call to receive contest rules. 536-4222.
Literature Readers Group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Borders, Ward Centre; "White Teeth," by Zadie Smith to be discussed.
Young Adult Readers Group meeting 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Borders, Ward Centre.
Phoebe Beach and Arnold Bitner, co-authors of "Hawaii Tropical Rum Drinks & Cuizine," by Don the Beachcomber," 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sam's Club.
Linda Ching, author of "Hawaiian Goddesses, 'Alua-Second Generation," Saturday, noon-1 p.m., Bookends, Kailua; 2-4 p.m., Native Books & Beautiful Things, Ward Warehouse; next Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Namea Hawaii, Lahaina; 6-9 p.m., Liberty House, Ala Moana, Hawaiian gift department.
Sam Choy, author of "Sam Choy Woks the Wok" and "Sam Choy's Cooking With Kids," 1-2 p.m. today, Waldenbooks, Kahala.
Ellie and William Crowe, author and photographer of "Exploring Lost Hawaii, Places of Power, History, Mystery and Magic," 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Waldenbooks, Pearlridge Shopping Center.
Glen Grant, author of "Hawaii Looking Back," noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Waikele.
Poakalani and John Serrao, co-authors of "Poakalani Hawaiian Quilt Cushion Patterns & Designs, Vol. 3," 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Bestsellers, Bishop Square.
Mackinnon Simpson and John Brizdle, authors of "Streetcar Days in Honolulu," 2 p.m. Saturday, Big City Diner, Kaimuki; noon next Sunday, Borders, Waikele.
Keith Steiner, author of "Hawaii's Early Territorial Days," 7-9 p.m. Friday, Native Books & Beautiful Things, Ward Warehouse; noon-1 p.m. Saturday, The Haunt, Wai'alae Avenue, kokohead of University Avenue.