As of Sunday, May 19, 2013
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 02, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 10:49 p.m. HST, May 18, 2013
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Hawaii Book & Music Festival: Continues today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Frank F. Fasi grounds at Honolulu Hale. Features more than 500 presenters and 150 events, with national and local best-selling authors, music, hula performances and more. Free admission and parking. Visit www.hawaiibookandmusicfestival.org.
Reading: Features essayist and novelist Brian Doyle, who is also editor of University of Portland's award-winning "Portland Magazine," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bishop Museum. Free.
"Getting Started on Your Nonfiction Book": Two-day course with instructor Gail Honda, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 and July 13, Kapiolani Community College. Learn to create a table of contents; the principles of good writing; and how to organize your book and engage the reader in the first five pages. Cost: $159. To register, call 734-9211 or visit goo.gl/oBWur.
Used book sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church breezeway, 91-1004 North Road (next to Campbell High School). Find books, movies, DVDs, music CDs, office furniture and book shelves. Call 685-4460.
Bluewater Writers Group: Meets 12:15 p.m. third Sunday monthly, Palama Settlement, 810 N. Vineyard Blvd., second floor. Get feedback on your project, encourage others on theirs. Beginners welcome. Free. Call 330-4528.
Book Club at the Palace: 10:30 a.m. to noon third Tuesday bimonthly, Queen Emma Summer Palace. Hosted by Daughters of Hawai'i. Call 595-6291 or visit www. daughtersofhawaii.org.
"Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawaii Literature and Arts": Seeking submissions for a 35th-anniversary issue to be released next year. Postmark deadline is May 31. Call 626-1481 or visit www.bambooridge.com.
Kaimana: The Hawaii Literary Arts Council welcomes fiction writing and poetry for its journal issues. Mail to P.O. Box 11213, Honolulu 96828.