Maria Luisa Aguilar-Carino, an award-winning writer from the Philippines, reads her poetry and discusses gender in English translations, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kuykendall Hall, Room 410, at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
She tackles film's influence on the Filipino identity, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Call 536-5175.
Her current project, "DestiNations," is an anthology of poetry and short fiction by writers of Filipino heritage. Call 956-2686.
Hubert Kimura signs "Mental Arts, Bridging Your 'Brain Gap'" 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu Book Shops, Pearlridge.
Diane Dods and Joan Clarke feature 22 artists in "Artists/Hawaii," 1 p.m. Saturday at Honolulu Book Shops, Ala Moana.
Fred Barnett shares true stories from his "Hawaii Shark Stories" 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, and 1 p.m. Sunday at Borders, Ward Centre.
Ironman triathlon winner Ray Browning promotes "Serious Training for Endurance" 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Honolulu Book Shops, Ala Moana.
Glen Grant presents "Obake Files," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borders, Ward Centre.
The Asian-Pacific Reading Group considers Pramoedya Ananta Toer's "This Earth of Mankind," 7 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble, Kahala.
The star in this version of the classic tale is made of rice with limu hair, a nori jacket, takuan eyes and an umeboshi heart. Illustrations by Pat Hall.
"Chicken Skin - True Spooky Stories of Hawai'i": Edited by Rick Carroll, $9.95, 96 pages, Bess Press
Graveyards, the Night Marchers and even Hilo's Merrie Monarch Festival figure into these new, first-hand accounts of people's experiences with the mana of sacred places and the power of kapu and the kahuna. Carroll is a contributing editor of Aloha magazine and the author of six Hawaii guidebooks.
"The Family Markowitz": Allegra Goodman, $22, 262 pages, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Novel offers frank, humorous, compassionate portraits of individuals in an archetypal Jewish-American family. Some chapters focus on the experience of a single person; Goodman says as a whole they lead readers to see the family "prismatically." Parts of the novel originally appeared in "The New Yorker."
Goodman's first collection of stories, "Total Immersion," is largely based in the Hawaii of her youth.
"Harvest Year": Cris Peterson, $14.95, 28 pages, Boyd Mills Press
Nonfiction children's book illustrates the year-round harvesting of food in the United States. Lively images by photographer Alvis Upitis accompany Peterson's details on how food is gathered, from Hawaii pineapple in January to Florida oranges in December. States mentioned for each month are highlighted on a map.
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