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BAMBOO RIDGE E-News for 11/17/11

Friday, November 18, 2011 8:02 AM


Aloha to all of you. I hope you all have your Thanksgiving plans in action. Don't forget to double-check your lists. I always seem to forget something, or, more likely, I think I already have it, but while I'm cooking I go to get it, and I don't have it, so I have to go to the store, which is usually closed, so it's 7-Eleven and it's expensive.

But enough about my problems. Thanks to Joy for putting most of this blast together. I'm semi-delirious -- even more than usual -- so forgive any typos or unintelligible moments. They're mine, not Joy's.


1. Make sure to catch Lee Cataluna on LONG STORY SHORT with Leslie Wilcox -- Part 1 of 2, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 29th on PBS Hawai‘i (encore presentation at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30th). Her recent novel is wonderful, and I'll bet you she's a great guest. If she reads too, you'll love it even more, and you can then consider yourself twice blessed by one of the best : )

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=418

If you miss Part One, hala! You nuts o wot? What's da haps? You don't even have to get dressed up, drive someplace, pay for valet parking, eat junk food, guzzle watered down highballs, tip everybody and his mother heavy, check to make sure everything still in your car when you get it back, and take the babysitter home on top a dat. All you gotta do is turn on da frickin television.

Sorry, sorry, it's da fever talking. Plus my nose running on my keyboard, so I getting little shocks when I type. Not to mention da keys getting more an more sticky. Gross yeah?

Anyway, no worry, eggplant curry, you have a chance to redeem yourself by watching Part 2 of 2 which will air twice in December, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13th, and again at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th:

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=422

Eh, an if you miss dat, no tell Lee. I pity you if she find out. Ho boy, you gonna catch dirty lickins. Like one lighting bolt she coming ova your house an adjust your TV antenna, if you know what I mean. Eh, no mess wit Baldwin. You miss both her shows wit Leslie, including your chance at da rebroadcasts, den, my fren, you had it. I promise you, you get no idea what ballistic means until you cross one Bear from Maui.


2. Sorry, sorry. Took couple aspirin and a little nap. I think I can go on now. Another member of the BR family, Lee Tonouchi, who, like Lee Cataluna, really entertains when he performs his work, will be reading from his new book, SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS IN DA LIFE OF ORIENTAL FADDAH AND SON: ONE HAWAI‘I OKINAWAN JOURNAL, a collection of poetry, 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30th, at the University of Hawai‘i Art Auditorium. No miss out:

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=419



3. Our renshi quartet (that means get four of them) will read from NO CHOICE BUT TO FOLLOW at HPU, 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30th. You actually get choice if you like follow them to the reading, but only heck or high-water should keep you from witnessing them live in all their magnetic glory:

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=424

And don't forget that our sisters in renshi have launched their Massie Affair project:

http://www.bambooridge.com/renshi.aspx?sid=2


4. Not too long to wait for the ALOHA SHORTS taping, 6:45 p.m., Sunday, December 4th. There will be talented high-school student readers and musicians. Be there or be L-7:

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=420


5. Hot off the press: the November issue of BRidges can be downloaded as a PDF. Darrell asked me if this isn't the best newsletter he's ever written, and I had to agree. No, really, I had to : )

http://www.bambooridge.com/bluesun.aspx?bid=1148


6. Special holiday prices on Bamboo Ridge Press books at this Saturday's Cane Haul Road Christmas Sale. I kid you not, Eric and Darrell almost fainted when they saw the price markdowns. We thought they were saying, "Ho ho ho!" Sounds kinea like "No, no, no!" yeah?

http://www.bambooridge.com/event.aspx?pid=1&eid=415


7. If you can't make it to our book table at the craft fair this weekend, you can take advantage of Eric and Darrell's super special empty out the warehouse holiday prices online -- pssst, please don't tell them we're doing this. Buy one book with a cover price of $15 or more, pay only $10 for each additional book listed at more than $10:

http://www.bambooridge.com/bookstore.aspx


8. Oh, and don't forget to get your entries in for the November edition of The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest. You could win an awesome 10 Bamboo Bucks, and remember that 29 of the monthly winners from July 2010 through June 2011 are being published in the upcoming 100th issue of BAMBOO RIDGE. You never know. Here are the themes for November:

http://www.bambooridge.com/bambooshoot.aspx?bid=1145

Okay, mahalo again Joy. All you good people take care, love your families, keep writing, have a Happy Thanksgiving -- and don't make the mistake of missing Lee Cataluna on LONG STORY SHORT. Jes saying. Go Bears!

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Bamboo Ridge Press was founded in 1978 to foster the appreciation, understanding, and creation of literary, visual, or performing arts by, for, or about Hawai`i's people. BRP is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, and the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities.

A hui ho!

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