Ewa Which Way (Book Review)

by Alex on June 16, 2014
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NOTE: This review originally appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The best Hawaiʻi fiction provides a sense of place, a sense of time and an authentic representation of the collective local culture. Tyler Miranda’s debut novel, ‘Ewa Which Way (Bamboo …

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Kamehameha: The Rise of a King (book review)

by Misty on June 11, 2014
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In the final, dramatic pages of  Kamehameha: The Rise of a King (Kamehameha Publishing, 2013) author David Kāwika Eyre elegantly writes what the last moments of life may have been like for Kamehameha I–the beloved chief’s parting words …

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Huki-Links: Under the Blood-Red Sun and more!

by Alex on May 7, 2014
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Welcome to Huki Links – highlighting some of our favorite literary links and more from across the ‘net!

For more about Huki-Links, check out our inaugural post. The best part of the “huki” is that we all pull together, …

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Writing Da Tail: A Linked Community Story 2014

by Misty on May 6, 2014
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Mahalo to everyone who participated in our community linked story. ‘Writing Da Tail’ is a collaborative literary experiment intended to take the solitary act of writing and give it a visual, tactile, community presence… like the street art of creative …

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More Literary Conferences To Start Your 2014 Summer

by Misty on May 5, 2014
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I dunno about everyone else, but I’m still recovering from this year’s schedule-busting Hawaii Book & Music Festival. But before those post-HBMF blues start here’s a few more big literary events coming up in the next few weeks.

 The  Kauai

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Mokuleia Writer’s Retreat Events Open to the Public… Some of Them Are Free!

by Misty on May 4, 2014
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Constance Hale, a north shore native and author of several books on grammar and style, was a hit at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival yesterday. She packed a lot of great info into an hour and left the audience …

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6 Types of People You Meet at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival

by Misty on April 30, 2014
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In the spirit of popular web content sites like Buzzfeed and Uproxx, and the hopes that this will help us spread Hawaii literature to broader audiences, Alex and I often sit and think about different ways to spin interesting posts …

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2014 Ka Palapala Po’okela Award Winners

by Misty on April 25, 2014
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Last night’s Ka Palapala Po’okela Awards organized by the Hawai’i Book Publisher’s Association, was short and sweet. As usual, there were things we were very happy to see and other things not so much. Special guest and emcee for …

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2014 Poem In Your Pocket: Hawaii Edition

by Misty on April 21, 2014
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It’s finally here! The 2014 Poem In Your Pocket: Hawaii Edition
Click here for the 2014 pocket

…an eclectic mix of words, thoughts and feelings bonded by place.

This year we are excited to feature eleven poems by very talented …

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Excellence in Special Interest (2014 KPP Awards)

by Alex on April 17, 2014
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On Thursday, April 24, we celebrate Hawaiʻi publishing with the 2014 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards gala. We present to you, our readers, the annual tradition of counting down all of the wonderful locally published books nominated for awards in each …

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Excellence in Non-Fiction (2014 KPP Awards)

by Alex on April 17, 2014
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On Thursday, April 24, we celebrate Hawaiʻi publishing with the 2014 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards gala. We present to you, our readers, the annual tradition of counting down all of the wonderful locally published books nominated for awards in each …

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