"Haiku Pidgin: The Poetry of Local Speech," retrospective of works by Bradajo, with slides, video and guitar accompaniment by Orion Stanbro, final performance 3 p.m. today, Lizard Loft at The ARTS at Marks Garage; $10, discounted tickets available for students and groups of five or more. 536-8047.
6th Annual Yard Sale, books, plants and baked goods, sponsored by Friends of the Library, Kahuku, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kahuku United Methodist Church; free, with proceeds to pay for special programs and purchases for the Kahuku Public and School Library. 293-8935.
Sandra Kimberley Hall, author of "Memories of Duke: The Legend Comes to Life," signs her book at Brunch on the Beach, 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. today, near Duke's Restaurant and Canoe Club.
Chris Loos and Rick Castberg sign their book, "Murder in Paradise: a Christmas in Hawaii Turns to Tragedy," and discuss the Dana Ireland murder, noon today, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.
James W. Betts, signs his auto-biography highlighting his interest in trains, "From Nowhere to Somewhere on a Round-Trip Ticket," 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Bestsellers, Pauahi Tower. 528-2378.
Carol Devenot, former food science instructor at Kalaheo High School, signs her "Island Light Cuisine," 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Bestsellers, Pauahi Tower. 528-2378.
"Right Brain Writing," workshop by Tom Peek on tapping into the creative and sensory experiences stored in the right brain using the technique of "clustering," 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Volcano Art Center, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Big Island; $50. (808) 967-8222.
"Hybolics" calls for submissions of poetry, prose, songs, artwork, comics or essays for the upcoming Gen X Local issue. Mail with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Hybolics Inc., Attn. Gen X Local Anthology, P.O. Box 3016, 'Aiea, HI 96701. Deadline is Aug. 31.
"The Hawai'i Review," UH-Manoa's literary journal seeks prose and poetry from residents for an upcoming issue. Maximum 7,000 words for prose and 500 lines for poetry. For requirements call 956-3030 or e-mail hi-review @hawaii.edu. Deadline Sept. 15.
Lee A. Tonouchi, a pidgin writer and activist, seeks submissions for his "Da Kine Dictionary." Forms at www.dakine dictionary.com or 734-7159, ext. 21.
African American Reading Group meets to discuss literature that enriches the African American cultural experience, with "It's OK to Leave the Plantation," by C. Mason Weaver, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Monday, Room 203, Hawaiian Life Building, 1311 Kapi'olani Blvd. 597-1341.
Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.
Craft and Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.
Keiki Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Children's Amphitheater, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
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