Library Book Sale, paperbacks 25 cents each, and other books and videos at reduced prices, sponsored by Friends of the Pearl City Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Pearl City Public Library; free admission. 453-6566.
Aloha Shorts, weekly radio show with short stories from local authors, 5 p.m. Mondays, on Hawaii Public Radio station KIPO 89.3 with host Cedric Yamanaka. www.hawaiipublicradio.org /alohashorts.htm.
Talk Story Radio, weekly radio show, hosted by Jeff Gere, with Hawaiian and Pacific Rim stories, 5:30 p.m. Mondays on KIPO 89.3 FM, and 7 p.m. Thursdays on KTUH 90.3 FM. This week, "Wow! New Love," stories and folk tales about love when it's new. www.talkstoryradio.com.
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, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, The ARTS at Marks Garage; free. 387-9664.
Saturday Morning Authors, series of lectures by island writers, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, UH-Manoa, Hamilton Library's Yap Conference Room, A153; free. This week, Warren Nishimoto talks about oral history and projects completed by the Center for Oral History. 381-6610.
Sue Cowing, author of "My Dog Has Flies," reads poems from her children's book and discusses the creative process, 10 a.m. Saturday, Kapolei Public Library; for all ages, free. 693-7050.
Rich Budnick presents a workshop on how to get published, 10 a.m. Saturday, 'Aina Haina Public Library; also, a workshop on discovering Hawai'i's history and discussion of his book, "Hawaii's Forgotten History, 1900-1999," 11 a.m. Saturday, at the library; both workshops are free. 377-2456.
Poetry for Valentines, author Kathleen Norris presents love-themed readings from her works and the work of others with a display of artworks by Tagami and Powell, and refreshments, 4 p.m. Feb. 12, La Pietra School for Girls; $35 per person or $60 per couple, donation benefits the Spiritual Life Center. 732-4052, 523-1170.
Raj Kumar signs "Pearls of Wisdom for Everyday Living," noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Women's Health Center, The Queen's Medical Center lobby. 585-5330.
Bella Finau-Faumuina and Delia Parker-Ulima demonstrate a valentine craft to take home and sign their book, "Island Memories," 2 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.
Julie Wanner Rossetti signs "Diabetes Can Be Sweet ... Once you BURY It," 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center. 949-7307.
Tom Moffatt signs "Showman of the Pacific," 2 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Waikele. 676-6699.
Television Scriptwriting Workshop, Lee Goldberg shares how to create the perfect script and shares his experiences in writing for such shows as "Monk," "Spenser for Hire" and "Diagnosis Murder," at the following public libraries: 3 p.m. today, Kane'ohe (233-5676); 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Pearl City (453-6566); 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wahiawa (622-6345); 10 a.m. Wednesday, McCully-Mo'ili'ili (973-1099); 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kapolei (693-7050); and 7 p.m. Thursday, 'Aiea (483-7333).
Honolulu Chapter of the National Writers Association, monthly meeting, with guest speaker Don Chapman, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kapuna I, 1015 N. School St. 845-9585.
Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, 3rd annual event, with speakers from the Mainland and seminars by local authors, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 4 at the Ala Moana Hotel. In addition, a manuscript critique program will be offered. Deadline for conference registration is Feb. 17. Deadline for submission of manuscripts is Thursday. 377-5651. Details on sessions and costs: 377-5651, email@example.com.
The Hawai'i Literary Arts Council is accepting nominations for the 2005 Cades Awards for Literature for cash prizes in two categories: an established author with a large body of work relating to Hawai'i, and a new artist with substantial potential for achievement. Nominees can be poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists or other literary artists. Send nomination with supporting materials to Hawai'i Literary Arts Council, P.O. Box 11213, Honolulu, HI 96828. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 15.
2006 Lorin Tarr Gill Writing Competition, entries of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for cash prizes sought by the Honolulu Branch of the National League of American Pen Women; $5 fee per entry, limited to one entry per genre per person. Guidelines and application at www.nlapwhonolulu.org. Deadline is March 10.
VSA arts seeks original one-act plays from students in grades 6-12 for the 22nd annual Playwright Discovery Award. Two winning scripts, which express how disability affects a person's life, will be selected for performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the authors will receive up to $1,500 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to see their play performed. Guidelines and application: www.vsarts.org, (800) 933-8721. Submission deadline is April 14.
Toddler Storytime, for ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Mondays, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.
Color Your World with Stories!, storytelling by Vicky Dworkin and Vernyce Dannells, 3 p.m. Monday, Wailuku Public Library, Maui; free. (808) 243-5766.
Tiny Tales for Tiny Tots, stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft, for keiki 4 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.
Storytime, for ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Wahiawa Public Library. 622-6345.
Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
Preschool Storytime, for ages 3-4 years, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.
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Lee Goldberg signs and discusses "Diagnosis Murder: the Dead Letter" and "Monk Goes to the Firehouse," noon today, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323. Goldberg, a television scriptwriter, is conducting several workshops on O'ahu through Thursday. See Television, Scriptwriting Workshop.