Rich Budnick: Author of "How to Get the Job You Want in Hawaii," noon-2 p.m. tomorrow, Walden Bookstore, Ala Moana. Call 395-1161.
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Brad Yates: Author of "Fuel the Fire: Perform With Passion," 1 p.m. tomorrow, Borders, Ward. Call 591-8995.
"What You Need to Know to Get Your Children's Book Published": Lauri Hornik, senior editor of Random House Children's Publishing, speaks on how to submit a manuscript effectively, and the "picture book creations from submission to publication and beyond," 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 27, Ala Moana Hotel. Cost: $36-$46, postmarked by Feb. 13; $41-$51, others. Call Bruce Hale, 955-4742.
Writers needed: For anthology of single women's personal experiences depicting how strong they are or have become. Women can be divorced, widowed or never married. For information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Dianne Lorang, The Write Help, 7485 S. Washington Circle, Littleton, Colo. 80122; e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://home.att.net/~mdmbe.
"Makana Akamai": Friends of the Library is asking for book donations to help the library's book budget. A brochure of wanted books is available at 536-4174. The books listed are selected by the library staff to expand the library's collection and provide requested materials.
"Amazing Graces After Christmas": Kathleen Norris, award-winning poet and author of "The Cloister Walk," speaks, 7 p.m. today, UH Manoa, Newman Center. Cost: $20. Call 523-1170.
"A Modern Prophet": Eckankar book discussion, 7:30 p.m. Monday in Kailua. Call 239-1374.
"19 cent-99 cent sale": Buy a book and help provide funds for new library materials and continuing programs, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 30, Kalihi-Palama Public Library. Call 832-3466.
"Confronting Your Demons": Dr. Susan Gregg, author of "Dance of Power" and "Finding the Sacred Self," leads a discussion on how to live your dreams with a guided meditation, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 7, Life Force Center, 2500 Pali Highway, sanctuary. Cost: $15. Register at 943-1847.
African Black American Education Center Hawaii: Literary book group discusses African American literature, two Mondays each month at First Hawaiian Tower, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 1404. Reservations required. Call Deloris at 528-5037 for time, date, book title and reservation.
Borders Other Reading Group: 7 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.
Crafts and stories: 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Barnes and Noble. Call 737-3323.
Get in touch with your creative side: Two group studies focus on books by Julia Cameron. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday, the group will discuss Cameron's book titled "Artist Way"; from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Thursday, another group will discuss Cameron's book "The Vein of Gold." Call Sue at 678-0561.
Mensa Book Group: 3 p.m. the first Sunday of February, May, August and November, Barnes & Noble. Call Gerry DeBenedetti at 734-1159.
Online fun: Barnes and Noble author chat group at barnesandnoble.com and barnesandnoble@aol (keyword: bn). Call Elke Villa at 1-212-414-6157 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Romance Readers Group: 7 p.m. last Tuesday of every month, Borders, Ward. Call 591-8995.
Professional Writers Group of Hawaii: Meets 4-6 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Call Susan, 941-1768.
Science and Fantasy Fiction Reading Group: 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, Borders, Ward. Call 591-8995.
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