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On October 15, the folks at M.I.A. Art and Literary Series and Bamboo Ridge Press teamed up to celebrate the 100th issue of the Bamboo Ridge literary magazine. As a member of Hawai`i Pacific University’s Sigma Tau Delta (English) honor society, I volunteered to help set up and work behind the scenes at the event. The room was set, and the vibe was jamming. The chairs quickly filled up, while surplus audience members filed in standing and sitting around the stage. Authors recited works that

Wing Tek Lum visits HPU

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:12 AM




Wing Tek Lum visited Hawai`i Pacific University's undergraduate-student-run literary magazine class, Wanderlust. There he sat among the students in a circle, creating a warm and engaging feel.

Lum opened his presentation with a brief overview of Bamboo Bridge Press. He explained its origins and the mission statement, creating a home for local writers. Bamboo Ridge Press publishes more than texts set in the islands, BRP looks for pieces that emanate local sensibilities.

Then Lum gathered the interests of students who wished for a future in the publishing world. He described the arduous journey of creating a press in a clear step-by-step explanation. Students were engrossed with the passion and hardship needed to begin.

Lum also answered questions about the BRP's literary magazine itself. He spoke about how he noticed that the press seems to enjoy non-sequitor poetry and stories that fit the mission statement. He closed giving students the golden rule to submitting to a publisher--read their previously published works!

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