HAUNANI K. TRASK to read from her book of poetry, "Night Is A Sharkskin Drum," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Korean Studies Auditorium, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, signing to follow; sponsored by the U.H. Department of English; free.
READING FILIPINO BACK TO BACK, literary readings by Marjorie Evasco, author of "Dreamweavers: Selected Poems" and "A Life Shaped by Music," and Charlson Ong, author of "Men of the East and Other Stories," and "An Embarrassment of Riches," 3 p.m. Thursday, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Moore 319, Tokioka Room; free.
HAWAII KAI LIBRARY BOOK SALE noon-5 p.m today, 249 Lunalilo Home Road, Hawai'i Kai.
MANUSCRIPTS SOUGHT by The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, with the best being forwarded to Chronicle Books editor Samantha McFerrin; send maximum six typed, double-spaced pages with one-inch margins to CLH/English Department, 1733 Donaghho Road, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu 96822 by Nov. 27; send one-page plot summary with novels, no folders or binders, send one self-addressed, stamped envelope per manuscript; $30 reading fee per manuscript, $25 for members. 779-5910.
"KICK START YOUR NOVEL," four class hands-on novel writing workshop 6-9 p.m. Jan. 21-24; $200 by Dec. 1, $250 thereafter; "Ghostwriting workshop," two day class by Elizabeth Engstrom during which everyone will write a ghost story, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 25 and 26; $120 by Dec. 1, $150 thereafter, lunch included; location to be determined.
LUK CHUN BOND, Chi Kung Master and author of "The First 16 Secrets of Chi," noon today, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Kahala Mall.
STUART COLEMAN, author of "Eddie Would Go: Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero," 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Bestsellers Hawaii.
MARY OLSEN KELLY, author of "Path of the Pearl: Discover Your Treasures Within," tea reception and signing, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Black Pearl Gallery The Shops at Wailea, Maui (597-1477); 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Black Pearl Gallery Westin Kaanapali Resort Hotel. 597-1478.
CORYN TANAKA AND MAY MASAKI, co-authors of "Ribbon Lei Making and Other Gifts of Aloha," 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Hotel; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Waldenbooks, Kahala Mall.
SANDI TAKAYAMA, author of "The Musubi Man's New Friend," noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Borders-Ward Centre; also book illustrator PAT HALL, noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Borders-Kona.
DOUGLAS D. WILSON, author of "Executor & Trustee Survival Guide," talk about how to be an executor or trustee, 7-9 p.m. , Eldercare Hawaii, 2909 Lowrey Ave., Suite E, Manoa; $10 admission. 988-6300.