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July Year of the Rat Writing Contest Winner : )

Eh, Doreen Beyer, guess what?  That’s right.  You’ve won a new car — oh, wait, Darrell said we gave away too many cars already, so you gotta settle for Bamboo Bucks.  Not just one, but ten!  Count um, Doreen.  Ten whole Bamboo Bucks, Doreen.  That’s almost better than the new car Darrell isn’t going to…

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...

On Bamboo Ridge Lineage

Recently, we launched a new series on our social media entitled Bamboo Ridge Lineage. We asked members of the Bamboo Ridge ‘Ohana who some of their writing influencers are including which books or authors have impacted the way they think about writing craft and literature. For this project, we wanted to highlight the ways in…

Alyssa’s Quarantine Reads

Hi I’m Alyssa! I recently joined the Bamboo Ridge team as an intern and have been working with Misty to get content up on our social media pages. Since I’m working at Bamboo Ridge, it pretty much goes without saying that I’m a fan of reading. Like most people, I’ve been observing quarantine / self-isolation…

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...

A Pandemic in Renshi

Renshi, linked poetry, is an important part of our Bamboo Ridge identity. Our four renshi poets (Ann Inoshita, Juliet S. Kono, Christy Passion, and Jean Yamasaki Toyama) have collaborated on two books of poetry and have hosted numerous workshops across the islands and in major cities on the Continent. They are always encouraging others to...

Bamboo Ridge at Home: A Video Reading Series

2020 feels like something out of an apocalyptic dystopian dime novel. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways and people are feeling more unsure and disconnected than ever before. In the spirit of comfort and community, the Bamboo Ridge ohana wants to encourage everyone to write, to read, and to remember that...