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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...

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…

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...