Book Release Party for "'Oiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal II: Kunihi Ka Mauna," by Kimo Armitage, author, and Solomon Enos, illustrator, 5 p.m. Friday, Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole St.; reception with musical guest, Ernie Cruz, readings by contributing authors; free, public welcome.
Children's Literacy Program starting Sept. 10, Hawaii Multicultural Resource Center, a nonprofit organization, 1811 Kapi'olani Blvd.; individual phonics instruction for all needs including ADD and AD/HD students; $25 registration, $60 a month for four monthly two hour classes; call Molentia Guttman. 597-1341.
The Honolulu Chapter of The National Writers Association offers free membership to all Hawai'i residents; to receive an application, send legal-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Robert T. Tanouye, 1015 N. School St., A-802, Honolulu, HI 96817. Call 845-9585.
Amateur Poetry Contest by The Talent Literary Guild: 21 lines or less in any style on any subject to: Poetry Contest, 1257 Siskiyou Blvd., PMB 4, Ashland, Ore. 97520, or www.freecontest.com; $1,000 grand prize; deadline Sept. 5, 2002.
Bamboo Ridge Writers Institute featuring panels, open mikes and workshops with noted local writers such as Lee Cataluna, Chris McKinney, and Lois-Ann Yamanaka, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, University of Hawai'i-Manoa; register by Sept. 1 for $55, students $40, late registration $75, master workshop $50 additional, bento lunch $5. 626-1481.
Sandra Kimberley Hall, co-author of "Memories of Duke: The Legend comes to Life," noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Borders, Waikele.
Frances H. Kakugawa, author of "Mosaic Moon," an anthology of poems by caregivers, noon to 1 p.m. today, Borders, Ward Center; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Bestsellers, downtown; 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 15, Borders, Ward Centre.
Matt Matsunaga, son of Spark M. Matsunaga, subject of "Sparky: Warrior, Peacemaker, Poet, Patriot," by Richard Halloran, noon to 1 p.m. today, Borders, Ward Center; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Bestsellers, downtown (with Halloran).
Diana von Welanetz Wentworth, author of "Send Me Someone," and Theodore Wentworth, author of "Build A Better Mouse Trap," 2 p.m. today, Borders, Kahului, and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Black Pearl Gallery, Wailea.
Frederick B. Wichman, author of "Pele Ma: Legends of Pele from Kaua'i," 2 p.m. today, Borders, Hilo.
Roberta Wong, author of "Hawaiian Lei in Crochet," 4 p.m. Sept. 6, Ben Franklin, Market City.
Shakespeare on Sunday, 7 p.m. today, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall; featuring "Henry VI," Part 1.
Beginning Hawaiian Language class 6:30 p.m. Monday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall; free.
Young Readers Group meets 3 p.m. today; Borders, Ward Centre; "Henry VI," Part 2 to be discussed.
Young Readers Book Club, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall.