Original play festival seeking script submissions, any topic, three copies, typewritten, double spaced, numbered pages, bound; three performance quality audiotapes or CDs with voice tracks must accompany musicals. Winning plays will be staged; send to KAPA OPF IX, P.O. Box 5502, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745; deadline May 17. (808) 322-9924.
National League of American Pen Women conference 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 20, Tokai University Pacific Center, 2241 Kapi'olani Blvd.; keynote address by Marcia Preston, editor/publisher of "Byline" magazine, other guests include, Victoria Kneubuhl, Rita Ariyoshi and David Eyre; $65 fee by Saturday, thereafter $75, lunch included. 988-6639.
Vivian Greene, author and creator of "Kisses" comic strip, workshop on fashioning your life and obtaining prosperity, 4-7 p.m. April 24, Honolulu Club, 932 Ward Ave.; pre-registration $35, $50 at the door, scholarships available. 543-3974, 923-5477.
Jody Fukumoto, author of "Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami," and "Guide to Hawaiian Style Origami for Keiki," 11 a.m. Saturday, Kilinoe's Paperie & Gift Gallerie, Hilo.
Nora Okja Keller, reading from her latest novel, "Fox Girl," 7:30 p.m. April 8, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Art Auditorium; 7 p.m. reception and book signing; also the author of "Comfort Woman."
Samrat Upadhyay, author of "Arresting God in Kathmandu," and recipient of a doctoral degree in creative writing from the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, 7 p.m. April 12, Korean Studies Auditorium; free.
Hawaiian Language Reading Group, meets 7:15 p.m. every Monday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall.
Literature Readers Group, meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Borders, Ward Centre.
Science Fiction Fantasy and Readers Group meets 7 p.m., Thursday, Borders, Ward Centre.
Henri Nouwen Monthly Reading Group, 7 p.m. Thursday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.
Hawaii Film Fans meet 3 p.m. next Sunday, Borders, Ward Centre.
Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and a special storytime with Raggedy Andy, 11 a.m. Saturday, Borders, Waikele; free.