Kneubuhl, Loomis win literary awards
The Hawai'i Literary Arts Council's Cades Awards go this year to playwright Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl and Maui author Ilima Loomis.
Kneubuhl was chosen for her body of work and contributions to the literary craft in Hawaii. A freelance writer and consultant, she has written 12 produced plays, several of which have toured the mainland, Britain, the Pacific and Asia. She has published a three-play anthology, "Hawaii Nei," and has a novel, "The Portrait Murders," due in 2008.
Loomis, author of "Rough Riders: Hawaii's Paniolo and Their Stories," won the award for emerging artist. A Maui News reporter, Loomis is the primary interviewer for the Oahu Cattlemen's Association "Paniolo Hall of Fame" oral history project.
The Cades Award is considered the state's top literary prize.
Both will read at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival in May.
Stroll with 'Bachelor' for a good cause
Andrew Baldwin, the very eligible young man searching for love on ABC's "The Bachelor," will be one of the participants in tomorrow's MS Walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The 3-mile walk begins at 7:30 a.m. at Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Events and games will follow at McCoy Pavilion after the walk.
Funds raised stay in Hawaii to benefit local families. To register call 532-0806 or visit www. nationalmssociety.org.