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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Sunday, May 9, 2004

Lit Beat


LOCAL POETRY JAM, students perform their original work, 2 p.m. today; Kawaiahao Recital Hall, Mid-Pacific Institute; $10 general, $5 for students and seniors. Reservations: 973-5066.

Book Sale, with hardbacks, paperbacks, children's books, videos and hourly specials, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 16, Pearl City Library; most items sell for 25 cents to $1. 453-6566.


Jean Watanabe Hee signs the fourth in her series of cookbooks, "Hawai'i's Best Pupu & Potluck," noon-1 p.m. today, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995. Also, noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Waldenbooks, Kahala Mall. 737-9550.

Diana Hansen-Young, author of "Sweet Paradise/Painted Paradise," signs her book, 2-3 p.m. today, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.

Ui Goldsberry and Roy Chang sign their book "The Storm Dogs of the Ko'olaus," 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Friday, Bestsellers, Bishop Square. 528-2378. Also, noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.

Rita Beamish, author of "Perils of Paradise," signs her book, noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.

Elmer Guzman signs his book "The Shoreline Chef: Creative Cuisine for Hawaiian Reef Fish," 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange. 423-3344. Also, 3 p.m. May 16, Hale Ku'ai Cooperative, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. 924-5455.


Screenwriting Weekend Intensive, Bob Green's class originally listed for May 7-9 has been rescheduled for May 28-30; $150. Call UH Outreach to register: 956-8400.

Publishing on Demand: Leave a Legacy Book, Bob Grossmann discusses his experiences in self-publishing, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, UH-Manoa, Sakamaki Building C101; $35 (bring your book ideas for class discussion). Registration: 956-8400.

How to Form & Sustain an Effective Writers' Critique group, Cristina Salat talks and answers questions on writers' groups, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Volcano Art Center, Big Island; $25. (808) 967-8222.

Aloha Performing Arts Co. (Big Island) requests submission of scripts for the Original Play Festival scheduled for Aug. 18-22. Call for details and requirements: (808) 322-9924. Deadline is May 28.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Kumu Kahua Theatre have an open call for stories to be included in "Christmas Talk Story 2004." Submission must be themed on winter holidays in Hawai'i, be told in the first person from a child's point of view, and be between 350 to 700 words in length. For additional requirements and submission directions call 839-9885, ext. 17. Deadline for submission is June 1.

monkeypod ink seeks submissions for an upcoming anthology of short stories from Hawai'i residents. Send completed short-story manuscripts to monkeypod ink, c/o Amber Stierli, 1615A Emerson St., #A-3, Honolulu, HI 96813 or call 521-2556 for additional information. Deadline is June 18.


AFRICAN AMERICAN READING GROUP, 6:15 p.m. Monday, 1311 Kapi'olani Blvd., No. 203. Information: 597-1341.

Literature REaders' group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.

Bestseller Reading Group, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.

Romance Readers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.

Romantic Borders Reading Group, 7 p.m. Thursday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.

Mystery Divas, 2 p.m. May 16, The Haunt. 943-0371.

Non-Fiction Reading Group now forming. Persons interested in discussing serious works can express their interest by e-mailing talkischeap@hawaii.rr.com.

Send announcements to Lit Beat, Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Lit Beat" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.