Hawaii Writers Guild Presents Writers’ Voices
The Hawaii Writers Guild will present Writers’ Voices, an evening of original readings by Guild members, on Wednesday, December 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Thelma Parker Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy in Waimea.
Readers will include Guild members Virginia Fortner and Nancy Baenziger from North Kohala, and Jim Gibbons, Jada Tan Rufo and Greer Woodward from Waimea.
Virginia Fortner will read from her novel At the Edge. Set in Wild Horse Plains, Montana, the book is about a Midwestern preacher with a terrible addiction who escapes to the mountains of Montana and takes on a new identity.
Nancy Baenziger, a Guild member who splits her time between Hawaii Island and Oregon, will be reading her first-person seasonal poems “Joseph” and “Burden.” Baenziger’s writing often channels her ancient indigenous lineages, Saami and Welsh.
Jim Gibbons will be reading a piece from his recently published memoir, Flashbacks. “Alotta Lipski” recounts some of the highlights -- and lowlights – from his first year as a sixth-grade teacher at Little Lake Valley Middle School.
Jada Tan Rufo will read a passage from her new book, The Zone, a historical novel based on actual events that took place in 1937 Nanking, now Nanjing, during the period known as the "Rape of Nanking."
“If you have a cat that spends most of its time in your kitchen, you know about magic,” asserts Greer Woodward, who will prove the point with her short story, “A Cat of Many Kitchens,” a story which plays with secrets, history, recipes, a touch of time travel, and, of course, cats and magic.
For information, contact Joy Fisher, public relations director, at 238-0551.