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BR E-News for 10/24/10

Posted by BAMBOO BUCKAROO
Monday, October 25, 2010 7:20 AM


Aloha to all you great friends of BAMBOO RIDGE, and Happy Birthday to all of you October folks. Hope everyone who celebrates Halloween has a very spooky one. Here comes Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday : )

Here's the news for all Bamboo Ridge Press events coming up soon.

1. Join Juliet Kono in Hilo for a special reading from her new novel ANSHU: DARK SORROW:

Saturday, October 30th, 2:00 p.m. at Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo.

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=361

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2. Check out the TEMARI Trash & Treasure Craft Fair. Visit the Bamboo Ridge Press table on the fifth floor lanai and stock up on bargain books!

Sunday, November 7, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, fifth floor ballroom, 2454 South Beretania Street.

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=354

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3. ALOHA SHORTS November Taping: DA BODY + Collection for IHS

ALOHA SHORTS incorporates BAMBOO RIDGE poetry and prose into a program on the theme of “Our Bodies Ourselves." This next live taping occurs on Sunday, November 7, in Hawaii Public Radio's Atherton Studio. House band Hamajang kicks off the evening with its first musical set at 6:45 pm.

Admission is FREE, but reservations are REQUIRED. Call HPR at 955-8821 during station's business hours. (Reservations held till 6:55 pm only.)

Various body parts will be examined in:

• “Double Eyes” by Bill Miyasato, read by Devon Nekoba

• “Tongue” and “Shower” by Juliet S. Kono, read by Kat Koshi

• “At the Gynecologist’s Office” by Jody Helfand, “Curt Lum (True Story)” by Lee Cataluna, and “Preparing for the Prodigal Son” by Christy-Anne Passion, read by Norman Muñoz

• “Making Peace with my Eggs” by Robin Lim and “The Waters of My Body” by Juliet S. Kono, read by Ann Brandman

• “Missing Pieces” by Robert Pennybacker, read by Walter Eccles and Devon Nekoba

• “My Breathing” by Sue Cowing and “Rockhead” by Nora Okja Keller, read by Paris Priore Kim

• “Like Love” by Laurie Kuribayashi and “Crack Seed” by Kathy Phillips, read by Cheryl Bartlett

• “Obsession” by Laurie Kuribayashi and “Garbage” by A.T. Inoshita, read by Denise-Aiko Chinen

Audience members are also encouraged to join Aloha Shorts' pre-holiday food and clothing drive on November 7th. Our donations will go to the Institute for Human Services, which serves over 2800 of Hawai'i's homeless and provides more than 255,000 meals every year. Please bring to the Nov. 7th taping any of these items and help IHS TAKE CARE DA BODY:

• canned meats (chicken, fish, Spam, etc.)
• canned fruits or vegetables
• canned yams
• canned cranberry sauce
• canned pumpkin pie filling
• boxed instant mashed potatoes
• men's or women's clothing -- new or gently used, sizes large and above

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=3&eid=363

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4. The 108th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association will be held November 13 and 14, 2010 at Chaminade University. It will feature more than 100 sessions on topics relating to the teaching and study of language, literature, and culture. Visit http://www.pamla.org/2010/ to learn more about the conference location, schedule and program. Bamboo Ridge Press authors who will be presenting at the conference include Lee Cataluna, Mavis Hara, Ann Inoshita, Lisa Linn Kanae, Christy Passion, and Joe Tsujimoto.

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5. Don't miss the Cane Haul Road Christmas Fair. Do your Christmas shopping at the Bamboo Ridge Press book table!

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Kuhio Elementary School Cafeteria, 2758 South King Street (across from the Humane Society).

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=355

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6. ALU LIKE's 3rd Annual Kauikeaouli Literacy Fair, a festival to honor Kamehameha III and his vision for a literate nation, will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 458 Keawe Street. Call 535-1354 for information, and visit the BRP book table.

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7. Got a 100-word story to tell? The deadline for October Great BR Short-Short Story Contest entries is Sunday, October 31st, 2:00 p.m. HST. Read the rules here:

http://www.bambooridge.com/bambooshoot.aspx?bid=723

Here's a recap of the September "whatevah" winners:

http://www.bambooridge.com/bambooshoot.aspx?bid=695

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8. And the big December 31st submission deadline for the landmark 100th issue of BAMBOO RIDGE is coming up quickly. Read the submission guidelines here:

http://www.bambooridge.com/submission.aspx

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If you haven't seen the latest BRP newsletter, you can download it here:

http://www.bambooridge.com/bluesun.aspx?bid=665

To everyone who celebrates Halloween, have a happy one! Everybody take good care and stay well.

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