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October Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Friday, October 02, 2015 6:08:46 AM

Hey hey hey! Happy October to all of you. This month's themes are: October Halloween Website At last This month we're changing it up a little. We're still looking for haiku and ...


September Winners : )
Friday, October 02, 2015 6:00:49 AM

Congratulations to APPLEBLOSSOM, PATPATHAWAII, SCOTTKIKKAWA, JIM HARSTAD, DOREEN B., and DARRELL. You're the winners for September's Year of the Ram Writing Contest. You've each won 10 Bamboo ...


A day at Waianae High School
Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:54:54 PM

Christy, Juliet and I went to Wai'anae High School to teach 4 different classes in reading, writing, thinking and creating. The students were respectful, enthusiastic, at times reticent and boisterous. ...


August Winners in the Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:15:04 AM

Congratulations to Akiosama, Jim Harstad, and Doreen B. You've each won 10 Bamboo Bucks to spend in the online store. Just mention you're August winners when you check out. Keep on writing!


September Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:37:48 AM

Going grocery shopping in September? If you have a Maika`i Card, you can make a donation to Bamboo Ridge Press (#77156) at any Foodland or Sack n’ Save for the Give Aloha promotion. BR Issue #106 is ...


Annual Wine & Words Fundraiser: A benefit for books!
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:06:33 PM

Issue #106 is here and we're celebrating with our Annual Wine & Words Fundraiser. But this year is a little different! To help us raise money, several Issue #106 authors and others will be ...


Help us raise more with Foodland's 'Give Aloha'
Monday, August 31, 2015 11:57:22 AM

Going grocery shopping in September? Take us with you! If you have a Maika?i Card and make a donation to Bamboo Ridge Press (#77156) at any Foodland or Sack n’ Save, we’ll get a donation from Foodland ...


Da Conversation: Reflecting on Remains
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:33:23 AM

During the last month, while sorting through my heap of legal pads, notebooks, scrap papers, and printouts, I couldn’t help but reflect on the meat of the writing process. The fodder for further creativity ...


August Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:00:57 PM

Okay, there is still no new website : ) Here's the theme for this month's contest: respite. You can either write a haiku, or you can write a piece that's exactly 100 words. Good luck : ...


July Winners : )
Saturday, August 08, 2015 6:51:48 PM

Okay it's too hard to decide on a single winner. So everyone wins this month. You all win ten bamboo bucks to use at the online bookstore. Just mention that you're a July winner when you check ...


July Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )
Friday, July 03, 2015 6:57:09 PM

Okay, here we go for July. The theme this month is "waiting." You can either write a haiku, or you can write a 100 word piece -- exactly 100 words. Don't forget to click the Year of the ...


June Winners : )
Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:55:55 AM

Okay, the judges had a tough time trying to decide on the winners for June. Almost had one fistfight. So we compromised. Everybody wins this month. You have all won 10 Bamboo Bucks to use at the online ...


New Author Site
Saturday, June 06, 2015 3:27:24 AM

Aloha all, I just launched my new site:, check it out, follow, share. With the upcoming release of my debut novel, 'Between Sky and Sea: A Family's Struggle' ...


Ooops! My mistake. Here's the writing contest information for June : )
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:09:35 PM

Even though the new site is not up yet, we're anticipating it anytime now. To celebrate, we're running a Great Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat Writing Contest for June. The theme is: Beginnings And ...


Sorry, but the new Great Ram/Sheep/Goat Writing Contest is postponed.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:42:10 PM

Until the new BR site is up and running, we'll have to postpone our monthly contest.


Great Fun!
Sunday, March 15, 2015 7:40:35 AM

Thank you Kanuikapono School for your hospitality. I so enjoyed working with all of you. My thanks to all the students and teachers for a wonderful experience. Listening to the students chant the welcoming ...


Primingthepump Exercise
Monday, March 02, 2015 9:15:59 PM

It's hard to write cold. It's unrealistic to have students write, after you say WRITE! Here are a few short exercises that I think can help. Go to "Teachers' Corner" of "Renshi ...


Morning at Kanuikapono Charter School, Anahole, Kauai
Monday, March 02, 2015 5:15:46 PM

Our morning at Kanuikapono Charter School in Anahole, Kauai Going to Kauai is like going home. Both my mother and father were born there. So beyond the new buildings and the traffic lights the landscape ...


BOGO goes to Kauai: Mahalo Kanuikapono
Monday, March 02, 2015 9:39:34 AM

It was a first for the BOGO (Buy One Get One Unreal Deal) Authors: a charter school on the island of Kauai. As for me, it could not have been a better experience. Being a nurse by day (Poet by night), ...


The Great BR Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat Writing Contest : )
Sunday, March 01, 2015 4:31:31 AM

As we do every year of the contest, we will take March off in order to recover from Chinese New Year. See you for the all new writing contest in April : )