BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 06/26/11 — Here comes Wine & Words : )

Aloha to all of you great friends and supporters of BAMBOO RIDGE. Hope to see you all at our annual fundraiser, Wine & Words, on Tuesday, July 19th. We'll be celebrating the one year anniversary of our online writing contests and looking forward to the landmark publication of BR issue #100. More about this not to be missed extravaganza below.

* * * * * * * * * *

First, mahalo to all our friends who stopped by the BR table at the annual Hawaii Book and Music Festival. Here are some of the Word Bag entries we received:

* * * * * * * * * *

Juliet Kono will be appearing twice this coming week on KHET with Leslie Wilcox on Leslie's LONG STORY SHORT TV show:



* * * * * * * * * *

As I mentioned earlier, BR's annual Wine & Words fundraiser will be coming up on Tuesday, July 19. This year we will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of our Great BR Short-Short Story contest and out Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 – 100

Readings by the amazingly all non-Chinese LEE family will be featured — Dr. Lum and Mr. Chock said it was okay, but only this one time : )

LEE Cataluna
Lanning LEE
LEE Tonouchi
Lois "LEE"-Ann Yamanaka

In addition, six authors who were selected from both the Short-Short Story contest and the Fishing & Wishing 100 – 100 contest will be invited to read their pieces, and all six will have their pieces published in the upcoming 100th issue of BR : )

"Traditions," by Donald Carreira Ching:

"The Unforgettable Flight," by James Harstad:

"I Nevah Know My Mada Was one Lesbian," by Terri Nakamura:

"Changing Lanes," by Bill Teter:

"Grandpa Is an Astronaut," by Kristel Yoneda:

"Safe Keeping," by "Doodie":

We'll be at Manoa Valley Theatre. Park for free at Manoa Marketplace, come eat heavy pupu style and drink and laugh with us. Only $20! What a deal : )

* * * * * * * * * *

YeeHah! Speaking of The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 – 100 contest, it ain't over yet. Not by a long shot. And you could still get published in a future issue of BAMBOO RIDGE, so keep entering : ) This month's two writing themes are:




Here are the rules:

Get your entries posted on the Bamboo Shorts section of the BRP page by Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. HST:

And to give you a heads-up on the two July writing themes, they will be:

On Being Local


Lucky You Live Hawaii

* * * * * * * * * *

We hope to see you all at Wine & Words on July 19. If I forgot anything, I'll catch it next time, if I remember I forgot Until we meet again, it this virtual world or the real one, everybody take good care and stay well.

* * * * * * * * * *

Bamboo Ridge Press was founded in 1978 to foster the appreciation, understanding, and creation of literary, visual, or performing arts by, for, or about Hawaiʻi's people. BRP is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, and the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities.

Your kind tax deductible donation is always most welcome and appreciated:

Talk story

Leave one comment for BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 06/26/11 — Here comes Wine & Words : )

This website uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By browsing this website, you agree to its use of cookies.