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Friday, October 3, 1997



Author signings

Joy Au and Al Furtado, author and illustrator of "What If Elephants Wore Hula Skirts," noon tomorrow, Barnes and Noble. Call 737-3323.

T.C. Bartlett, author of children's book "Tuba Lessons," noon tomorrow, Borders, Ward. Call 591-8995.

Robert Graham, author of "The Microchip Caker," 4 p.m. tomorrow, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.

Glen Grant signs his book, "Chilling Tale of Shave Ice: Mrs. Sugehara Haunts a Village," 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. tomorrow, and "Maui Calendar," 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Honolulu Book Shops, Ala Moana. Call 735-4333.

Grant will also be at a signing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Borders, Ward. Call 591-8995.

Ui and Steven Goldsberry sign "Sunday in Hawai'i," 4 p.m. tomorrow, Borders, Ward, call 591-8995; and noon Sunday, Borders, Waikele, call 676-6699.

Ted Gugelyk, author of "Mango Lady and Other Stories From Hawaii," 2 p.m. tomorrow, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.

Alan Houghton, author of "The Heartbeat of Hawaii," noon tomorrow, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.

P.J. Neri, author of "Hawaii Chillers," 11 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Waldenbooks, Mililani, Call 623-2138.

Sandy Takayama, author of "Sumorella: A Hawaii Cinderella Story," noon Thursday, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.

Karin Ireland, 4 p.m. Thursday, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.



Groups

Romance Writers of America, 10 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Aina Haina Library. Call 739-7722.

Elementary Science Reading Group, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Barnes and Noble. Call 737-3323.

Romance Readers Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.

Professional Writers Group of Hawaii meets 4-6 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Call Susan, 941-1768.

Romance Readers Anonymous meets on second Thursday of the month, Borders, Waikele. Call 676-6699.



Miscellaneous

Glen Grant shares stories from his book "A Chilling Tale of Shave Ice: Mrs. Sugihara Haunts A Village," 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Kailua Public Library.



Specials

Hawaii Literacy Inc. is looking for prospective tutors. Interested persons must attend the orientation 9-11 a.m. Oct. 25, Kaumakapili Church, Abigail Room. Training sessions will be held at the same site, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 1-22. All four sessions are required. Cost: orientation free; $25 for all four sessions (must be paid before sessions begin). Materials may be picked up from Hawaii Literacy office. Call 537-6706.

Lillian Cunningham leads two free writing retreats, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 29, Windward Community College, Waipa Lounge. Bring a lunch and writing materials. Reserve at 235-7433 or 235-7470.



Contests

Poetry contest with prizes totaling $25,000. Poems must not exceed 21 lines. Send poem, name, address and phone number to: New York Poetry Alliance, Box 1588, New York, N.Y. 10116-1588; or connect to http://www.famouspoets.com. Deadline: Oct. 15.

Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is offering $1,000 in their free poetry contest. Poems may be written on any subject in any style but cannot be longer than 21 lines. Send poem with your name and address on top of page to: Free Poetry Contest, 1040 Fairfax Ave., Suite 308, W. Hollywood, Calif. 90046; or connect to http://www.famouspoets.com. One poem per person. Deadline: Oct. 22.

"Tributaries," a new national literary journal, seeks submissions. Writings should encourage the appreciation of nature and ecology. For guidelines, send a self-addressed stamped #10 business-size envelope to: Owl Walk Press Dept. N, 7666 N. Gannett Road, Sagamore Hills, Ohio 44067. Deadline: Nov. 1.

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