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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Sunday, January 23, 2005

Lit Beat

Advertiser Staff


Library Book Sale, nonfiction hardbacks for 75 cents each and other bargain books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Pearl City Public Library; free admission. 453-6566.

Aloha Shorts, weekly radio show, 5 p.m. Mondays, on Hawaii Public Radio station KIPO 89.3 with host Cedric Yamanaka. This week, BullDog reads Rodney Morales Ship of Dreams. 955-8821.


Brandon Wilson reads from and signs his book Yak Butter Blues: A Tibetan Trek of Faith, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lahaina Public Library, Maui. (808) 662-3950.

Captain Walter Jankinsky Jr. reads from Any Tonnage, Any Ocean: Conversations with a Resolute Alaskan, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bestsellers, Bishop Square. 528-2378.

John B. Bowles and Eric C. Gross, editors of The Day Our World Changed: Punahou 52 Remembers Pearl Harbor, sign their book, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, USS Arizona Memorial Bookstore. 422-5664.

Lee Cataluna, playwright and Honolulu Advertiser columnist, reads from her soon-to-be released book, Folks You Meet in Longs and Other Stories, 7 p.m. Thursday, Iolani School s Seto Hall. 943-2213.


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 extended to Feb. 14.

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 Hawa i'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, Hawa i'i Literary Arts Council, Box 11213, Honolulu, HI 96828. 263-5627. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 15.

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, river. Send entries to lit@ladyfesthawaii.org or mail to P.O. Box 88934, Honolulu, HI 96830. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 15.

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 nonmembers. Registration deadline is Feb. 22. 373-9522.

Statewide Poetry Contest, the Garden Island Arts Council (Kaua'i) seeks poetry from Hawa i'i residents on the theme Random Acts of Kindness. Rules and submission guidelines available by calling (808) 245-2733 after Feb. 1 or by visiting www.gardenislandarts.org or e-mailing giac@hawaiilink.net with Poetry Contest in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is March 2.


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; free. 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.

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.