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…

Born and Raised

Written by Joanna Bressler at the Honolulu Book Fair. Three Bamboo Ridge authors/editors gave a quickie class in flash fiction. Well, what other kind of class would you give on that topic? Regarding the following piece, unfortunately I don't believe in past lives but I'm always interested in future ones.

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