Bamboo Ridge Writers Institute V(irtual)

We’ve missed seeing you and hope you’ll join us for a weekend of writing and talk-story. Come ZOOM with us! Saturday, October 24 <9:15 am – 10:30 am>Getting Published & Publishing in Hawai‘iDavid DeLuca, Craig Santos Perez, Dawn Sakamoto Paiva, and Lee A. Tonouchi The scoops on getting published from two writers and two local…

August Featured Author—Cathy Song

  It’s been a tough year and although her new book came out in June, Cathy Song has not had the usual opportunities to read and launch All the Love in the World properly. She’s been a real trooper and made several wonderful videos that you can watch on our BR YouTube channel. We’re trying…

Event—For the Love of the Arts: A Fundraiser & Book Launch Featuring Cathy Song

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ARTS: A FUNDRAISER & BOOK LAUNCH FEATURING CATHY SONG To keep our local arts alive, Manoa Valley Theatre (MVT) and Bamboo Ridge Press are collaborating to host a joint fundraiser featuring award-winning poet Cathy Song on Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 PM. Limited in-person seating is available through the Manoa…

Challenges and Changes in 2020: An Open Letter from Wing Tek Lum

Dear Fellow Lovers of Local Literature: Some of you may recognize my name as a writer whose poems have been published in Bamboo Ridge. However, I am now writing in my capacity as business manager of Bamboo Ridge Press, a position that I have been honored to serve since 1986. On behalf of our nonprofit…

Father’s Day from the Archives

This weekend is Father’s Day and in celebration, we went looking through the Bamboo Ridge Digital Archive in the UH Repository to find the perfect literary tribute. For all the Dads who mend the scrapes and pick us up when we fall, here’s a short piece from A Small Obligation and Other Stories of Hilo…

Featured Author—SCOTT KIKKAWA

As an early standout of our Bamboo Shoots monthly writing contests, many of Scott Kikkawa’s entries were chosen for publication in our annual issues. His dark humor and descriptive scenes made him a captivating favorite at our reading events. When all of his stories eventually made up a novel the editors decided to publish it…

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