"It's Na'au or Newa," 16 contemporary Hawaiian artists and poets exhibit their works, coordinated by the Bishop Museum, part of the Maoli Arts Month (MAMo) Festival, ongoing through March 25, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
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 at that 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. www.hawaiipublicradio.org/alohashorts.htm.
Talk Story Radio, weekly radio show, hosted by Jeff Gere, 5:30 p.m. Mondays on Hawaii Public Radio station KIPO 89.3 FM, 7 p.m. Thursdays on KTUH 90.3 FM. 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. Wednesday, The ARTS at Marks Garage; free. 387-9664.
"On Writing Hawai'i-based Historical Fiction," lecture by Dorothea N. Buckingham, author of "Poisoned Palms" and "My Name is Loa," noon-1:15 p.m. Thursday, UH-Manoa's Henke Hall, Room 325; both are part of the Brown Bag Biography series and are free. 956-3774.
Book Sale, used books, CDs and videos, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Waipahu Public Library; free admission. 675-0358.
Esera Tuaolo, author of "Alone in the Trenches," about his life as a gay man during his years in the NFL, signs his book, sings and performs, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Hula's Bar and Lei Stand. 923-0669. Also, Tuaolo signs his book, 1 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center. 949-7307.
Frances Kaugawa reads from and signs her children's book, "Wordsworth the Poet," 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall. 737-3323.
Samuel King and Randall Roth sign "Broken Trust," noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8995.
Lois-Ann Yamanaka signs "Behold the Many," 7 p.m. Saturday, Motonaga Garage Gallery, Akiko's Bed & Breakfast, Wailea Village, Big Island. (808) 963-6422.
Hawai'i Literary Arts Council is accepting nominations for the Cades Awards for Literature in two categories: an established author (poet, playwright, novelist, essayist or other literary artist) with a large body of work relating to Hawai'i; and a new artist with potential. Send nomination with supporting materials to Hawai'i Literary Arts Council, P.O. Box 11213, Honolulu, HI 96828. Deadline extended to Wednesday.
"Enlightened Revision," writers' workshop led by Tom Peek on polishing rough drafts, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Volcano Art Center, Big Island; $55. (808) 967-8222.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center seeks quotes to be included on new outdoor benches on the theme "What do art and culture mean to you?" Quotes may be your own or from persons or sources that have inspired you. Submit up to three original or cited statements, 60 words or less, with your contact information and the author's name and, if known, their age, address, phone and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (808) 242-2787. Deadline is April 1.
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 one'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) and Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center (949-7307).
Preschool Storytime, for ages 2 1/2 and older, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Pearl City Public Library. 453-6566.
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.
Puzzletimes, stories and board puzzles for toddlers, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Pearl City Public Library. 453-6566.
Preschool Storytime, for ages 3-4 years, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.
"Bee Readers," students from Farrington High School's Key Club read St. Patrick's Day picture books aloud to keiki of all ages, 3 p.m. Thursday, Kalihi-Palama Public Library. 832-3466.
Saturday Storytime, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050.
Saturday Morning Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center. 949-7307.
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.