Sierraky2023 is the May 2024 Year of the Dragon Bamboo Shoots Writing Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Sierraky2023.  You are the winner of the May Writing Challenge.  As always, the prize is 10 Bamboo Bucks you can use in the online store.  Send an email message to [email protected] telling them you’re the May winner, and they’ll send you a code you can use when you check out of the store….

Oral History of Eric Chock Session #4

Bamboo Ridge Oral History Project

In 1978, Eric Chock, along with long-time friend and fellow writer, Darrell Lum, founded Bamboo Ridge Press, Hawaiʻi’s oldest continuously publishing non-profit independent literary press and journal. Over the course of five sessions and roughly 10 hours, Eric Chock spoke to Donald Carreira Ching about his childhood, his relationship with Darrell, the time leading up to the press’ founding, and the successes and challenges of running Bamboo Ridge. This is the fourth of those interviews.

April 2024 Year of the Tiger Bamboo Shoots Writing Challenge Winner

Congratulations to triple-threat Piihonua for three great entries to the writing challenge. I wish I could give you 30 Bamboo Bucks, but as Darrell and Eric always say when I want to give more than 10, “Eh, even though Bamboo Bucks do grow on trees, only give 10.” Send a message to [email protected] and they’ll…

Oral History of Wing Tek Lum Session #1

Bamboo Ridge Oral History Project

Interview of Wing Tek Lum, conducted by Ken Tokuno for the Bamboo Ridge Oral History Project via Zoom, on August 19, 2022. Wing Tek speaks about his education, his involvement in the emerging Asian American movement, the 1978 Talk Story conference, the Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council, his writing process and what influences his poetry, his time at Bamboo Ridge, and what he considers the four phases of Bamboo Ridge. Wing Tek also recalls Stephen Sumida, Marie Hara, Eric Chock, Darrell Lum, and others.

Oral History of Juliet S. Kono Lee

Bamboo Ridge Oral History Project

Interview of Juliet S. Kono Lee, conducted by Scott Kikkawa for the Bamboo Ridge Oral History Project via Zoom, in the summer of 2022. Juliet S. Kono Lee speaks of her family history; her childhood, notably the 1946 tsunami; her education; her development as a writer; her impressions of Bamboo Ridge and the literary community; and her future writing projects. Juliet S. Kono Lee also recalls Eric Chock, Marie Hara, Darrell Lum, and others.

March 2024 Year of the Tiger Bamboo Shoots Writing Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Sarah Ward. You’ve won the much coveted 10 Bamboo Bucks prize, and you can use them in the BRP online store. Send a message to: [email protected] saying that you’re a March winner, and you’ll receive a message with a code you can use when you check out. Now head over and see this…

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