The 100th Issue of Bamboo Ridge Press is finally here! Featuring over one hundred pieces by local writers, this hallmark issue has been a labor of love for editors Eric Chock and Darrell Lum. It’s a landmark of how long Bamboo Ridge has been giving platform to local voices and an example of the creative diversity in our island community. There are pieces by old favorites like Lois Ann Yamanaka, Lee Cataluna and Lee Tonouchi, plus so many more.

With poetry, short stories, essays and flash fiction, Issue 100 is an experience of local literature that you won’t find anywhere else. There are amazing writers contributing to this issue so come out to a few of the launch events and meet them or get books signed. There are three free events open to the public, and one very exciting Wine and Words where proceeds go to keeping Bamboo Ridge going strong. Join us for some outstanding local lit–a few laughs, a couple of tears and a whole lot of aloha.

Release of Bamboo Ridge Issue #100 will be celebrated at the following events:

Event: Wine & Words – Waiting fo da Big Fish by Kumu Kahua Theatre as part of its Dark Night Series
Place:   Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street
Date:   Monday evening, September 24, 2012
Time:  7:30 til pau
7:30 p.m. – pupu reception
8:00 p.m. – reading hosted by Lee Cataluna and Lee Tonouchi  featuring Editors’ Choice Award winners –

  • Donald Carreira Ching
  • Christine Kirk-Kuwaye
  • Christina Low
  • Elmer Omar Pizo
  • Joe Tsujimoto

Also – open mic with other BR #100 authors

Cost:    $25.00; $3.00 parking available in Harbor Court building

*Reservations highly recommended: call 626.1481, e-mail , or go to to purchase tickets.


Event: Bamboo Ridge Issue #100 book launch and reading Co-sponsored by the UHM Department of English
Place:   University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Art Auditorium
Date:   Sunday, September 30, 2012
Time:   3:00 p.m. – book signing and readings by

  • Amalia Bueno
  • Lee Cataluna
  • Gail Harada
  • Ann Inoshita
  • Lisa Linn Kanae
  • Brenda Kwon
  • Michael Little
  • Normie Salvador
  • Susan Schultz
  • Moriso Teraoka
  • Lee Tonouchi
  • Beryl Allene Young

Cost:    FREE and open to the public, FREE parking


Event:  Bamboo Ridge Issue #100 reading and reception
Place:   Native Books – Nā Mea Hawai‘i, Ward Warehouse
Date:   Sunday, October 7, 2012
Time:   3:00 p.m. – book signing and reading, followed by reception


  • Marie Hara
  • Jim Harstad
  • Lanning Lee
  • Angela Nishimoto
  • Brian Rugen
  • Eric Paul Shaffer
  • John Simonds
  • Joseph Stanton
  • Bill Teter

Cost:    FREE and open to the public, FREE parking


Event:  Bamboo Ridge Issue #100 reading Presented by M.I.A. Art & Literary Series
Place:   The Fresh Café, 831 Queen Street
Date:   Monday, October 15, 2012
Time:   7:30 – 9:30 p.m.


  • Donald Carreira-Ching
  • Christine Kirk-Kuwaye
  • Christina Low
  • Wing Tek Lum
  • Misty Sanico (that’s me! You can see me read my very short piece 🙂 )
  • Sally Sorenson

Cost: FREE and open to the public, parking available

For more information on any of the events above, call 808.626.1481, e-mail, or visit