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POSTED: Sunday, February 22, 2009

Send items at least two weeks in advance of publication to 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813; fax 529-4750; or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

BOOK SIGNINGS

”;The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu: Whoever Said Money Can't Buy Happiness Just Didn't Know Where to Shop”; by Kathryn Drury Wagner, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Ward Center. Special gift with purchase.

”;The Maui Book of Lavender”; by Alii Chang and Lani Medina: » Saturday, 2 p.m. at Borders, Windward Mall; and » Next Sunday: noon at Borders, Waikele; and 2 p.m. at Borders, Ward Centre

 

BOOK SALES

Friends of Pearl City Public Library: » Today: Children's books, 3 for $1 » March 1: Pocketbooks, 25 cents

Performing Arts Center of Kapolei's Book Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Meet the cast of “;Into the Woods,”; an upcoming musical comprised of plots from several Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Featuring storytime with costumed characters and Wally Amos, founder of the “;Read It Loud!”; literacy organization. For “;Into the Woods”; show dates and times, visit http://www.packapolei.org.

”;Big Book Sale”;: Friends of the Library—Kahuku holding its semi-annual event, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 16 and 17, Kahuku Public & School Library. Also features DVDs, CDs and VHS videos at bargain prices. Call 293-8935.

 

EVENTS

Hawaii Literacy's Adult Literacy Program: Free orientation for those interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, 3 to 5 p.m. next Sunday at Borders, Waikele. Call 537-6706.

Children's Writers and Illustrators Conference: The Society of Book Writers and Illustrators is holding its annual meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 7, Ala Moana Hotel. Featured speakers are Martha Mihalek, Greenwillow Books editor; Victoria Jamieson, Greenwillow Books freelance illustrator and designer; and Margaret South, Honolulu writing instructor. Fee (includes lunch): $90 members, $120 nonmembers. Additional fees may apply for writing and art critiques. Registration deadline is Friday. Call 295-2866.

Meet Author Aaron Elkins: 6:30 p.m. March 10, Kapolei Public Library. The bestselling author of “;Gideon Oliver”; and “;Chris Norgren”; series, and co-author of the “;Lee Ofstead”; series, will discuss his books, writing and publishing.

Koolau Writing Workshop: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 14, Hawaii Pacific University, Cooke Academic Center. Features guest speaker Cedric Yamanaka, and workshops in drama, fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Cost: $20, $10 students. Call 544-9340 or 544-1108.

Educator's Appreciation Week: Current and retired educators receive 25-percent off most items, March 19 to 25, Borders, Ward Centre. Evening reception, 4 to 8 p.m. March 20. Call 591-8995 for details.

Kids' Celebration of Books by Eric Carle: 2 to 3 p.m. March 21, Borders, Ward Centre. Call 591-8995.

 

RECURRING EVENTS

AAUW Multicultural Book Group: 6:30 to 8 p.m. fourth Monday of the month. Call 537-4702 for location.

African American Reading Group: 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of the month at 1311 Kapiolani Blvd. Call 537-1341 for book title.

Bill's Bookmobile: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday (except state holidays), and first Saturday of the month, 690 Pohukaina St. Proceeds benefit all of Hawaii's public libraries. Call 536-4174.

Moonlight Storytellers: 7 p.m. second Friday of the month at Kalihi Palama Public Library. Novice and experienced storytellers welcome to swap tales and develop storytelling skills. Call Yona Chock at 234-5262 or e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for date/time/place/topics. Recommended only for advanced adult storytellers, not for children.

”;Sammath Naur”;: Mythopoeic Society of Hawaii meets third Saturday of the month to discuss fantasy, science fiction and other literature; 638-7497.

Second Friday Reading Group: 6 p.m. second Friday of the month at the Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway. Call 526-1191.

Windward Christian Writers Group: 10 a.m. second and fourth Saturday of the month. Call 372-0274 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

NOTICES

2009 Kids Are Authors National Competition: Scholastic Book Fairs invites students in kindergarten through eighth grade to write and illustrate fiction and nonfiction works under the supervision of a teacher/faculty member. Winning books will be published and distributed nationwide at book fairs. Entry deadline is March 15. Visit http://www.scholastic.com/kidsareauthors.

Lorrin Tarr Gill Writing Competition: Submissions of fiction, non-fiction or poetry manuscripts (one per category); open to all writers. Postmark deadline is March 31. Mail to Nancy Alpert Mower, 1536 Kamole St., Honolulu 96821. For complete rules, visit http://www.nlapwhonolulu.org.

Book Clubs & Literature Festival: April 12, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Campus Center Ballroom. Free conversations with writers and poets. Free; or $5 for pre-ordered lunch with registration before April 4. Call 239-9726.

Hawaii Literary Arts Council: Seeking submissions of poetry or short stories for “;Kaimana”; publication in Fall 2009. For inquiries and specifications, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Chaminade Literary Review: Submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translation and literary commentary welcome for upcoming issues. Send materials (with self-addressed, stamped envelope) to 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 96816.

Hawaii Review: Seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, translation and graphic art. Send materials to P.O. Box 11213, Honolulu 96828.

MANOA: Submissions accepted throughout the year for the bi-annual publication. Mail to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, English Department, Honolulu 96822.