Da Kine
Thursday, March 20, 1997

Guitarist Richard Thompson
in concert

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson performs at 9:30 p.m. tomorrow at Casanova's in Makawao; and at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hawaiian Hut at the Ala Moana Hotel.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. On Oahu, they are available at Tower outlets, Hungry Ear, Kua Aina Hamburger in Haleiwa and Island Guitar; on Maui, tickets are available at the Bad Ass Coffee Company in Kihei and Maui Coffee Roasters in Kahalui and Casanova's.

Thompson, 48 has written songs that have detailed, among other things, serial murders and political incest, as well as gossip and dance hall romances. Asked why he writes what he does, he replied, "I suppose there's music that I want to hear that I don't hear other people doing, and because it

doesn't exist, I have to do it. Or else become a seething psychopath."

College aid offered

The Chinese Women's Club of Honolulu is offering college tuition scholarships to qualified students.

To receive an application form, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Marlene Tom, Scholarship Chair, Chinese Women's Club of Honolulu, 94-1142 Hinaea St., Waipahu, HI 96797.

The deadline to submit applications is April 25.

Check out careers

Wai'anae Complex Schools are hosting a Career Fair 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with displays and information available from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

The event is in Wai'anae District Multi-Purpose Building. Participating schools are Kamaile, Leihoku, Maili, Makaha and Wai'anae elementary schools, Wai'anae Intermediate and Wai'anae High. For more information, call 696-0104, Alvin

The write stuff

Poetry and short fiction are sought for the Hawaii High School English Writing Competition, sponsored by the Hawaii chapters of the National Society for Arts and Letters and the English-Speaking Union.

Cash awards of $500, $250 and $100 go to the top three winners in both categories.

Poets may submit up to three poems, each between 25 and 200 words. Short fiction must be 2,000 to 3,000 words.

Contestants must be in grades 9 through 12. Submissions must be written in English, typed and double-spaced on 8.5-by-11-inch plain, white paper. The pages must be stapled together in the top left corner and must not be bound or enclosed in a cover or binder. Four copies of each work must be submitted.

Entries must include a title page with the title of the work, the contestant's name, address, phone number; name of the contestant's school, his or her grade, English teacher's name and business phone number. Entrants must also verify on the page that they have submitted original, unpublished work.

The deadline for entries is April 30. Send poetry to: Shelagh Kresser, 4557 Sierra Drive, Honolulu, HI 96816. Send fiction to: David W. Doyle, 65 Hanapepe Loop, Honolulu, HI 96825.

Write to Features, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu, HI 96802 or send a fax to 523-8509 or E-mail at features@starbulletin.com. Please include your phone number.

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