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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Sunday, May 22, 2005

Lit Beat

Advertiser Staff


Library Book Sale, hardcover nonfiction for 75 cents and other books at reduced prices, sponsored by Friends of the Pearl City Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Pearl City Library; free admission. 453-6566.

"Aloha Shorts," weekly radio show with readings of short stories from local authors, 5 p.m. Mondays, on Hawaii Public Radio station KIPO 89.3 with host Cedric Yamanaka.

Wayne Moniz and Rodney Morales, Maui playwright and UH-Manoa creative writing program director, respectively, read from their works at the Cades Awards for Literature ceremony, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kumu Kahua Theatre; free.


Dr. Laurie Steelsmith signs "Natural Choices for Women's Health: How the Secrets of Natural and Chinese Medicine Can Create a Lifetime of Wellness," 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall (737-3323); and noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Waikele (676-6699).

Jane Porter signs, reads from and discusses her chick-lit debut, "The Frog Prince," noon Saturday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.

Judy Dela Cruz signs "Crochet Lei Making in Hawaii," 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.


Aloha Performing Arts Company requests scripts for the 12th annual Original Play Festival to be held Aug. 17-21 on the Big Island. Scripts of any length and on any subject can be mailed for consideration to APAC OPF XII, P.O. Box 794, Kealakekua, HI 96750. For additional requirements call (808) 322-9924 or visit www.apac-hawaii.org. Postmark deadline is Friday.

International Open Poetry Contest, submit one poem of 20 lines or less on any subject and in any style to the International Library of Poetry, 1 Poetry Plaza, Suite 19922, Owings Mills, MD 21117 or enter at www.poetry.com. Deadline is May 31.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Kumu Kahua Theatre seek stories and songs by local writers to be considered for inclusion in "Christmas Talk Story 2005," an annual co-production; stories should tell of a winter holiday experience and be from a child's view in Hawai'i. 839-9885, ext. 17, or mark@htyweb.org. Deadline: June 1.

Grateful Head Productions seeks feature-length, short and documentary scripts for production. 772-0442, welkinflyer@yahoo.com. Deadline: June 30.

Lee A. Tonouchi, a pidgin writer and activist, seeks submissions of pidgin words for his "Da Kine Dictionary." Submission forms: 734-7159, ext. 21, or www.dakinedictionary.com.


AAUW Multicultural Book Group meets 6:30-8 p.m. tomorrow and every fourth Monday of the month, call for location: 537-4702.

African American Reading Group meets 6:15-8:30 p.m. tomorrow and every second and fourth Monday of the month, 1311 Kapi'olani Blvd., room 203. 597-1341.

Books We Like meets at 7 p.m. this Wednesday and every last Wednesday of the month, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.

Nonfiction Reading Group now forming. People interested in discussing serious works can express their interest by writing to talkischeap@hawaii.rr.com.