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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Sunday, February 13, 2005

Lit Beat

Advertiser Staff

Special Events

5th annual Mary Kawena Pukui Storytelling Festival and Family Sunday, local authors and community organizations join with storytellers from Hawai'i, Alaska and Massachusetts to bring stories, music, hula,

poetry, drama, booksignings and keiki games to local residents, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. today, Bishop Museum; $3 for kama'aina and military, free for museum members and children under age three. 847-3511.

Library Book Sale, fiction books for 50 cents each and other bargain books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Pearl City Library; free. 453-6566.

Noenoe Silva, author of "Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to U.S. Colonialism," talks about her work, 3 p.m. today with a discussion to follow the presentation, Revolution Books, 2626 S. King St.; free. 944-3106.

Poetry Slam Workshop for Teens, ongoing Youth Speaks Hawai'i workshops in written and spoken word for students ages 13-19 working with members of the HawaiiSlam team to prepare for the 2005 National Youth Poetry Slam to be held in April in San Francisco, 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, The ARTS at Marks Garage; free. 387-9664.

"Aloha Shorts," weekly radio show, 5 p.m. Mondays, on Hawaii Public Radio station KIPO 89.3 with host Cedric Yamanaka. This week Jamie Simpson reads Laura Iwasaki's "Salvation."


John-Robert Coleman, author of "Pearl Drops of Aloha," signs his book at a fund-raiser for the church, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today, Unity Church, Diamond Head. 735-4436.

Coryn Tanaka and May Masaki sign "Making Eyelash Crochet Leis 2," 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Bestsellers, Bishop Square. 528-2378. Also, noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse. 596-8885.

Sachi Fukuda signs "Pupus...Plus!," noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Borders Express, Kahala Mall. 737-9550. Also, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.

For Writers

Bamboo Ridge Press issues an open call for poetry and prose for the next edition of "Journal of Hawai'i

Literature and Arts." The issue has no particular theme but featured will be participants in the Bamboo Ridge Writers Institute. Guidelines available at www.bambooridge.com. Send submissions with a SASE to Bamboo Ridge Press, P.O. Box 61781, Honolulu, HI 96839. Submission deadline is tomorrow.

The Hawai'i Literary Arts Council and The Cades Foundation seek nominations for the 2005 Cades Award for Literature in either of two categories: an established artist with a large body of work relating to Hawai'i or an up-and-coming artist with substantial potential for achievement. Nominees can be poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists or others associated with the literary arts. Send nominations to Cades Award, Hawai'i Literary Arts Council, Box 11213, Honolulu, HI 96828. Deadline for nominations is Tuesday.

Ladyfest Hawaii calls for writing in any genre for the 2005 Ladyfest Hawaii Festival. Submitted work must include the following words: change, city, Pauahi, harbor, alley, light, suddenly, 7:00, steam, woman, rivers. Send entries to lit@ladyfesthawaii.org or mail to P.O. Box 88934, Honolulu, HI 96830. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday.

"Bucking the Odds: the Secrets to Getting Your Children's Book Published," annual conference of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators-Hawaii with talks and critiques by editor Caitlyn Dloughy and agent Scott Treimel, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Feb. 26, Richards Street YWCA; $75 for society members, $90 for non-members. Registration deadline is Feb. 22. 373-9522.

Statewide Poetry Contest, the Garden Island Arts Council (Kaua'i) seeks poetry from Hawai'i residents on the theme "Random Acts of Kindness." Rules and submission guidelines available by calling (808) 245-2733, by visiting www.gardenislandarts.org or e-mailing giac@hawaiilink.net with "Poetry Contest" in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is March 2.

For Keiki

Toddler Storytime, for ages 2-3 years, 10 a.m. Mondays, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.

Tiny Tales for Tiny Tots, stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft to take home, for keiki 4 years old and younger, 9-9:45 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Kalihi-Palama Public Library. 832-3466.

Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.

Preschool Craft & Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.

Preschool Storytime, for ages 3-4 years, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.

Saturday Storytimes, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.

Keiki Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.

Saturday Morning Storytime, for kids of all ages, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.

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