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! *Students get half-off tickets and masterclasses!Email us at to get a code to use at check-out! Saturday, October 24 <9:15 am – 10:30 am>Getting Published & Publishing in Hawai‘iDavid DeLuca, Craig Santos Perez, Dawn Sakamoto…

Art and Anthology: Issue #79

“Art & Anthology” is a series of posts that examine some of the ways art and literature intersect. M.Y. Gaudlitz never finishes anything. She’s learning, though. She’s a former and current student at Williams College studying in Art History and Comparative Literature, and born and raised on Oahu. ~ Halfway through Issue #79 of Bamboo…

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…

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…

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