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Isle writers promote Massie-Kahahawai book


    “What We Must Remember” is a book of linked verse about the notorious 1930s Massie-Kahahawai murder case.

Christy Passion, Ann Inoshita, Juliet S. Kono and Jean Yamasaki Toyama, a writing team known as the renshi poets, will be promoting “What We Must Remember” (Bamboo Ridge Press, $18), their book of linked verse about the notorious 1930s Massie-Kahahawai murder case, at three events:

>> 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana, they will sign copies of their book as part of the store’s Bamboo Ridge Press Bookfair. Mention the fair that day before making any purchase or enter “12167862” at, and a percentage of the sale will benefit the nonprofit press.

>> 7 p.m. June 25 at Kumu Kahua Theatre, the poets will read and talk story with John Rosa, author of “Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History” (University of Hawaii Press, $19.99). Suggested donation: $10 at the door.

>> 2:30 p.m. July 9, a reading and free reception with light refreshments will be held at Aupuni Place at Na Mea Hawai‘i in Ward Warehouse.

For more information, call 626-1481 or visit

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