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HBMF2015: Writing da Tail

by Misty on May 6, 2015
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WRITING DA TAIL 2015

Mahalo to everyone who wrote a sentence and participated in our collaborative community story at the 2015 Hawaii Book and Music Festival. Our “sequel” wasn’t quite as long as the story last year, but it …

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HBMF2015: Ten Favorite Photos Through the Years

by Alex on April 28, 2015
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This weekend will mark the Tenth Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival. For ten years, the musicians, dancers, authors, booksellers, food vendors and volunteers have worked towards making this the biggest book event of the year. In celebration of …

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2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award Winners

by Alex on April 23, 2015
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Tonight the Hawai’i Book Publisher’s Association hosted the 2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. There were a lot of greats books in the field of nominees, but only these …

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2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award Nominees

by Misty on April 19, 2015
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It’s our favorite time of year again… the Hawaiʻi Book Publisher’s Association‘s Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards celebrating books published the previous year. Here are the nominees in each category:

EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

  • Honu and Hina: A Story of
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Celebrate 35 Years with Bamboo Ridge Press

by Alex on November 15, 2014
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Bamboo Ridge Press has been an institution in the local literary world for the past thirty-five years, spanning 104 issues sharing the work of over 900 different authors. Every year, the publisher releases two volumes: one anthology and a single-author …

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2014 Hawaii Book Publishers Holiday SALE!

by Misty on October 30, 2014
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After the loss of BORDERS Bookstores and the recent closing of the Kahala Mall Barnes & Noble, there are fewer opportunities to properly peruse through the latest Hawai’i books. Even at the Hawai’i Book and Music Festival it’s hard to …

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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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