Library Book Sale, hardcover non-fiction 75 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.
Women and Hindu Fundamentalism in India, talk by Charu Gupta, 3 p.m. today, Revolution Books. 944-3106.
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. today, La Pietra School for Girls; $35 per person or $60 per couple donation benefits the Spiritual Life Center. 732-4052, 523-1170.
Aloha Shorts, weekly radio show with readings of short stories by 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 island storytellers telling Hawaiian and Pacific Rim tales, 5:30 p.m. Mondays on Hawaii Public Radio station KIPO 89.3 FM, and 7 p.m. Thursdays on KTUH 90.3 FM. This week, "Sad Love," stories and folk tales about disappointment in love. www.talkstoryradio.com.
Aurelio S. Agcaoili, editor of the Weekly Inquirer Philippines, talks on "Kallautang as Ilokano Poetics of Exile and the Exile of Ilokano Poetics," noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, UH-Manoa Korean Studies auditorium; free. 956-2226, 956-8405.
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. Wednesday. Also, monthly Youth Speaks Poetry Slam, 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, free. The ARTS at Marks Garage. 387-9664.
"Biography Without Boredom," lecture by J. Arthur Rath, noon-1:15 p.m. Thursday, UH-Manoa's Henke Hall, Room 325; part of the Brown Bag Biography series; free. 956-3774.
Searider Story Night, children's adventure stories read aloud by students of Wai'anae High School, 6 p.m. Thursday, Wai'anae High School library; stories geared toward preschool to 3rd-grade students; free, parents and children encouraged to bring a read-aloud book to exchange with others. 697-7031.
Jayne Ann Krenta signs "All Night Long," 2 p.m. today, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center. 949-7307.
Tom Moffatt signs "Showman of the Pacific," 7-8 p.m. tomorrow, Borders Express, Windward Mall, Kane'ohe. 235-8044. Also, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse, 596-8885, and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Costco, Iwilei, 526-6100.
Kiana Davenport signs "House of Many Gods," 7 p.m. Friday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
J. Arthur Rath signs "Lost Generations," noon Saturday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
Rick Budnick discusses and signs "Hawai'i's Forgotten History," 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center. 949-7307.
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 Wednesday.
Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, 3rd annual event, with speakers from the Mainland and seminars led 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. 377-5651. Details on sessions and costs: 377-5651, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for conference registration is Friday.
Prepare Your Manuscript for Publication, a writer and editor roundtable discussion with Cristina Salat, with a critique of the first 5-10 pages of your work, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Volcano Art Center, Big Island; $110. (808) 967-8222.
9th annual Ko'olau Writing Workshops, with guest speaker Robert Sullivan and a series of workshops in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and scriptwriting, 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 4, Hawai'i Pacific University, Kane'ohe; breakfast provided, bring your own lunch; $10 suggested donation ($5 for students). Registration: 544-9340, 544-1108.
2006 Lorin Tarr Gill Writing Competition, entries of poetry, fiction and non-fiction sought for cash prizes 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 submissions of 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.
Tiny Tales for Tiny Tots, stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft to take home, 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.
Saturday Storytimes, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.
Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to Lit Beat, Island Life, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; email@example.com, with "Lit Beat" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.