Foodbank contributors rewarded by DHL
DHL Express Hawaii is offering free shipping for a 5-pound package to anyone who brings in a donation of 20 pounds of canned goods for the Hawaii Foodbank.
Bring donations to DHL at 550 Paiea St., through Nov. 17. The free offer is for domestic shipping only. Call 800-225-5345.
Workshops scheduled for writers conference
The Twelfth Honolulu Writers Conference offers 11 workshops from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the East-West Center.
Participants may show their manuscripts to literary agents and local book publishers.
Workshops include fiction, nonfiction and children's writing; how to research, write and test recipes for cookbooks; how to self-publish; and more.
Cost is $60. Call 395-1161 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author will speak on vegan diet benefits
Stephen Boyan, co-author of "Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity, Revisited" will speak on how changing to a vegan diet benefits the environment, at the November meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, 7 p.m. Saturday at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 944-8344 or visit www.vsh.org.
Playwriting contest is accepting entries
Entries are being sought in the 2006 Kumu Kahua Theatre/UHM Theatre Department Playwriting Contest, which aims to bring new and exciting drama to the stage.
Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 2.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
Hawaii Prize ($600): Open to Hawaii residents and nonresidents, the play must be set in Hawaii or deal with some aspect of the Hawaii experience.
Pacific/Rim Prize ($450): Open to Hawaii residents and nonresidents, the play must be set in or deal with the Pacific islands, the Pacific Rim or the Pacific/Asian-American experience.
Resident Prize ($250): Open only to residents of Hawaii at the time of submission, the plays may be on any topic.
One prize will be offered in each category. All plays must be original and must not involve adaptation from any copyrighted source.
To receive a flier giving full details of the contest rules, call the Kumu Kahua Theatre office at 536-4222, or visit www.kumukahua.org.