Bamboo Ridge #100 Writers Flash Fiction Challenge

Authors Pavilion
Saturday May 5, 11 am

The founding editors of Bamboo Ridge Press, Eric Chock and Darrell Lum, will challenge local authors to come up with 100-word poems or short stories, on the spot. Attendees will have the opportunity to try their hand at flash fiction.

Helping the editors with the writing exercise will be Lee Cataluna and Lee Tonouchi, along with the following authors featured in the landmark 100th issue of Bamboo Ridge, Hawai‘i’s oldest continuously published independent literary journal:

Donald Carreira Ching received his BA in English from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is pursuing his MA in Creative Writing. He recently completed his first novel, Between Sky and Sea, excerpted in Hawai‘i Review and Bamboo Ridge (Issue #98)

Ann Inoshita co-authored No Choice but to Follow, a book and CD of linked poems, with three other poets, published by Bamboo Ridge Press. Kahuaomānoa Press published her book of poems, Mānoa Stream. Her short play, Wea I Stay: A Play in Hawai‘i, was included in The Statehood Project performed by Kumu Kahua Theatre and published by Fat Ulu Productions.

Lisa Linn Kanae is the author of Islands Linked by Ocean and Sista Tongue. She is also the recipient of the 2009 Elliot Cades Emerging Writer Award.

Juliet S. Kono is the author of Anshū: Dark Sorrow, a novel published by Bamboo Ridge Press in 2010. She teaches at Leeward Community College and lives with her husband in Honolulu.

Michael Little is the author of Queen of the Rodeo (2001) and Chasing Cowboys (2009) and winner of the HONOLULU Magazine Fiction Contest in 2002.

Terri Nakamura is currently is pursuing her masters degree in Social Work while working full time. She was the Bamboo Ridge 25th Anniversary Writing Contest Winner for Best Fiction.

Normie Salvador received his MA in Creative Writing from the UH-Mānoa. His work has appeared in literary journals, magazines, newspapers, on the Aloha Shorts radio program, and online. Tinfish Press published Philter, his poetry chapbook, in 2003. Currently, he is a lecturer at Kapi‘olani Community College teaching English Composition and Creative Writing.

Misty Sanico is a writer and editor for Hawai‘i Book Blog, a local literary website devoted to Hawai‘i books and authors.

Sally Sorenson is enjoying writing fiction after years of business publications, newsletters, and press releases. A member of the Aloha Chapter of Romance Writers of America for more than a decade, her short stories have appeared in several anthologies; non-fiction articles in Honolulu newspapers.

Bill Teter teaches high school English at the University Laboratory School in Honolulu. His fiction has appeared in Bamboo Ridge over the last twenty years and he co-edited Growing Up Local with Eric Chock and Darrell Lum.

Jean Yamasaki Toyama is a poet, scholar, translator, and writer of fiction. Her latest publications include No Choice but to Follow, Kelli’s Hanauma Friends, and a selection of poems in Wavelengths: 2011 Savant Anthology of Poetry.

11 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the Authors Pavilion at the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival


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