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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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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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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The Nanjing Massacre: Poems (Book Review)

by Alex on October 17, 2013
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[gn_quote]Heaven has collapsed;
the air is thick with broken souls,
with nowhere to go[/gn_quote]

Wing Tek Lum’s new collection of poetry, The Nanjing Massacre: Poems, uses the versatility of poetry to shed a profound light across the horrible atrocities …

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Book Review: Three Years on Doreen’s Sofa

by Misty on October 4, 2011
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As I mentioned before, I’ve been looking forward to this book for quite awhile! So of course, once I got it, I gobbled it up immediately and, happily, I was more than satisfied with it. It was certainly worth the …

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October’s ‘Coming Attractions’ in Hawaii Fiction! Plus, mini-reviews on previous novels

by Misty on September 26, 2011
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I’m so excited!! The much anticipated novel Three Years on Doreen’s Sofa by Lee Cataluna is coming out on October 1st! I’ve been waiting for this book since the first excerpt appeared in the Spring 2007 Issue 91 of Bamboo …

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Bamboo Ridge featured in Star-Advertiser special w/ quote from our own Misty Sanico!

by Alex on September 11, 2011
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A few weeks ago, Misty received an e-mail from Lanning Lee about meeting up with a bunch of the young contributors from Bamboo Shoots who had been selected to be published in Bamboo Ridge Press‘ 100th issue.  The meeting, …

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Celebrate 100 with Wine & Words

by Alex on July 4, 2011
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On Tuesday, July 19, 2011, come to the Manoa Valley Theatre (2833 East Manoa Road) to help celebrate 100 Bamboo Ridge issues with Wine & Words presented by Bamboo Ridge Press.  Join the celebration at 7:00 p.m. with a “Come …

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Book Review + Launch: Bamboo Ridge Issue #98

by Misty on May 12, 2011
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I could go on and on about how much Eric Chock, Darrell Lum and Bamboo Ridge Press have done for Hawaii authors and the local literary arts community but it would only be redundant. One need only see the latest …

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Book Review: Anshū: Dark Sorrow

by Alex on April 15, 2011
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Wow.

That’s the exclamation I gave after reading the first two chapters of Anshū at the book store.  Misty was there with me, and she told me she felt the same way when she read the beginning a few days …

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Hawaii Publishers on Facebook & Twitter

by Alex on October 9, 2010
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Social networking has exploded in the last couple of years with the rise of Facebook and Twitter into the mainstream media. Many people you know on an everyday basis, friends from youth, co-workers, relatives and more are on Facebook and …

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