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Da Conversation: Why do you Write?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:58:57 PM

At a recent meeting today with Misty Sanico (


Event Recap: The DO's and DO'nuts of Writing
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:01:52 PM

The DO’s and DO’nuts of Writing: RECAP It was standing-room only at the Chinatown Regal Bakery and Café this past October. It was an inspiring event with specially made Bamboo Ridge donuts, local ...


Process Revisited, or How the hell did we get here?
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:25:09 AM

I’ve been thinking a lot about process lately, one, because I am working on novel revisions, and two, because as a composition teacher process is a habit I teach students is significant because of its ...


Friday, November 08, 2013 7:38:03 AM

I just received a comment from an old blog entry; that comment was sent today, but the date refers to July, 2011. I wish i could remember what happened that day. I was pleased to receive the comment. ...


In Loving Memory, or on reading the last issue of the Weekly
Friday, June 07, 2013 6:39:45 AM

Following the recent and unfortunate news that the Honolulu Weekly would be shutting its doors, I was tempted to write a post on the [local] book industry, something I’ve been mulling over since maybe ...


What are you Perpetuating? or Brief Thoughts on Ethics of Representation and Creative Writing.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 2:36:42 AM

In her essay on creative writing pedagogy, ‘WRIT101: Ethics of Representation for Creative Writers’, Shady Cosgrove, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Wollongong, ponders the question: ...


Eric and Darrell visit their alma mater, Maemae Elementary School
Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:48:08 AM

Truly a blast to the felt a little weird walking the same buildings and seeing the grounds. And more impressive were the 5th graders who were lively, energetic, and SMART! Several came up afterwards ...


Bamboo Ridge Reading at KCC
Saturday, November 24, 2012 11:53:23 PM

On Thursday, November 1, Kapiolani Community College celebrated Bamboo Ridge’s 100th issue during WI Fest. Authors, Donald Carreira Ching, Lisa Linn Kanae, Normie Salvador, Eric Paul Shaffer, Bill Teter, ...


Wing Tek Lum visits HPU
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:12:16 AM



Bamboo Ridge and MIA
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 3:19:33 AM

On October 15, the folks at MIA Art and Literary Series and Bamboo Ridge Press teamed up to celebrate the 100th issue of the [i]Bamboo Ridge[/i] literary magazine. As a member of Hawai`i Pacific University’s ...


Ka Waihona Charter School
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:37:07 AM

Thanks so much for replying to my blog. I appreciate hearing from students. That's one of the aspects of teaching that the internet has improved: an easy way to keep in contact. After the school ...


October 19th at Ka Waihona Charter School
Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:07:11 PM

I had a ball on Friday teaching two of Kumu Chiemi Favinger's classes (about seventy students all together) at Ka Waihona Charter School (Ka Waihona o ka Na auao) in Nanakuli. It brought back memories ...


100 issue at Hilo
Sunday, October 14, 2012 9:58:10 PM

Last week was a ball. Five of us from Honolulu, the Renshi Gangstas (Julie invented the name) and Lisa Kanae, were joined by five from the Big Island to give a stimulating and fun reading. Sweet and ...


to Jan from Germany
Sunday, October 14, 2012 9:21:43 PM

Jan from Germany asked for more information on the Massie Affair. I apologize for taking so long. Right on the website here, the ribbon called, "Teachers' Corner" are listed: ADDITIONAL ...


'Nowadays Not Like Before', or on #100.
Monday, October 01, 2012 11:40:20 AM

"All night long, the conversation flows as smoothly as the waves. And in many ways it is an ideal society. No social ladder exists: the youngest man holds equal weight with the eldest, and everyone ...


Wine and Words 100
Friday, September 28, 2012 11:41:23 AM

Bamboo Ridge celebrated the publication of its 100th issue with a Wine and Words event at Kumu Kahua Theatre in downtown Honolulu. Around 100 guests wined and dined and enjoyed the casual local-style ...


A question from Heidelberg, Germany
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:53:55 PM

Thanks for your question. It's nice to know that people on the other side of the world read our renshi. I looked at the Kumu Kahua website which used to have some information about the Massie ...


Volcano Renshi Workshop
Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:58:05 PM

On July 6th we renshi poets had the good fortune to be invited to offer a renshi workshop at Maluhia Guest House in Volcano by Miyoko Sugano. Mililani Hughes was our host. Juliet was our contact. What ...


A Movie About Writing
Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:52:38 AM

[sp5]From Kate Mulgrew, his ex-wife, stealing and publishing Billy Crystal's novel, to wondering if it were better that the night be moist or sultry, to Crystal advising Annie Ross that it might be ...


"Appropriate" Uses for "Inappropriate" Words, or "Fuck" as a Literary Device
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:34:51 AM

“Nobody paid any attention in Health class. everybody figured they knew all about all that shet. they all heard about it before you know—balling, fucking, blowing, finger banging and K-Y jelly and rubbers ...