Oceania on the Reel Film Series
Saturday, November 10,
Pacific Islanders in Communications Screening
a collection of special selects from PIC's impressive archive of Pacific Islander stories.
Free + Open to public
HPR Gen Listen presents 'Ae Love Aloha
Friday, November 9
Join us for a very special tropical warehouse party featuring Roger Bong of Aloha Got Soul with a mix of Hawaii 70s and 80s music, exotica ,funk &disco beats.
There will be dancing, pupus, exotic libations and local brews paired with the best of Bess Press' pacific island titles.
Bring your pidgin to da max for a night that harkens back to simpler, groovier and more wild times.
Ticket includes drinks and food.
$25 Hawai'i Public Radio/Gen Listen members,
$35 non-Hawai'i Public Radio/Gen Listen members. Become a member here!
get your tickets now! before they sell out.
Book Club Mixer for Book Lovers
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Ever wonder what book clubs are out there, and how to join one?
Hear a handful of local book clubs speak to their motivation and experiences in starting their club
and what picks are coming up so you can potentially join in on the reading fun!
Free + Open to public
Join us for a lively discussion of “The Soul of an Octopus: a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness” by Sy Montgomery.
Bring pupus or wine/beer to share, potluck style.
6:00pm - socializing, 6:30pm discussion starts.
Free + open to public.
Weekend Story Time Series
- Halloween Edition-
Sunday, October 28th @ 11:00 a.m.
'Room on the Broom' and other stories read by
Dave DeLuca, owner of da Shop: books + curiosities
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Ghouls and goblins ages birth through 8 are invited this Sunday to a spooktacular time celebrating Halloween. Costumes encouraged, and we will pass out non-candy treats after the reading. Halloween and autumn-themed books also available for purchase!
Join us for the opening of Resting Places: Artists Book Exhibit inside da Shop: books + curiosities.
Artists explore concepts of what “resting places” mean—whether it be a cemetery, a garden, a bed, a sunset—in the form of a book.
1:00-2:00pm - Artist reception
1:45-2:45 - Make your own book! (Hands-on workshop led by Turning the Page)
3:00-4:00 - “Art of Death” Lecture by historian and author Nanette Napoleon, an expert on cemeteries
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Come see these unique books and make a book to take home for yourself!
FREE + OPEN TO PUBLIC
Turning the Page is a collective of 25+ creative artists who use the book form for their artistic expression. TTP gathers once a month to share ideas and and techniques. For more information contact Honolulu Printmakers
Meet the authors and photographer (Stephanie Feeney, Eva Moravcik, and Jeff Reese) of the children’s book A is for Aloha, celebrating the new 2nd edition.
Book signing, talk story, and light refreshments + beverages
Books available for purchase.
Free + open to public.
Join us for a celebration of the latest issue of LEI magazine, an annual travel publication that welcomes, entertains, and gives thanks to LGBT travelers before, during, and after their journeys to Hawai'i.
Coffee/drinks and refreshments, music performances, activities and more. Save the date!
Save the date!
Please join us in celebrating the beautiful reissues of two memoirs, Paddling North, and Paddling My Own canoe, written by solo traveler and paddling legend Audrey Sutherland (1952-2015).
More details forthcoming.
FREE + OPEN TO PUBLIC, brought to you by The Society of Children’s Book Writers + Illustrators, Hawaii chapter
October Topic: How Notch the Rescued Dolphin became a book
Martina Wing created a kickstarter campaign for her book and will share her pathway to publication process, a fun journey filled with personal hurdles to overcome, financing to be secured, filtering ideas and advice from many and an unwavering motivation to “get it done.”
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About the presenter: Martina Wing is a passionate conservationist, manta ray and marine life advocate, educator, and professional underwater photographer. Awed and humbled at the amazing worldwide response to Notch’s rescue, Martina realized that telling the story to children was an opportunity to inspire the next generation of environmentalists. Notch’s rescue embodies the core values she has dedicated her life to—kindness, compassion and the importance of sustainability. Visit her website www.MantaRayAdvocates.com
Thank you for your support as we’ve grown and built a community around books!
As part of our thank you, on October 6th, from 10am to 6pm close, we invite you to mingle with other book lovers, join us for a book scavenger hunt, visit our loyalty bookmark making station, drink complimentary coffee in the morning, and more.
STORYTIME + CRAFT ACTIVITY
10:30am to 11:30am bring the family in for stories and fun!
Make “stars in a jar” to take home
POETRY HAPPY HOUR
3:00 to 6:00pm enjoy complimentary wine.
bring a copy of a poem you love to share
and we’ll post it up in the store for everyone to read and enjoy!
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15% off the store all day for all Loyalty Members. Or if you aren’t one yet, make a purchase to sign up and become part of our loyalty ohana!
MEET AUTHOR MARIA MCFARLAND SÁNCHEZ-MORENO
for a reading and book signing featuring her book There Are No Dead Here: a Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia.
Colombia’s drug-fueled cycle of terror, corruption, and tragedy did not end with Pablo Escobar’s death in 1993. Just when Colombians were ready to move past the murderous legacy of the country’s cartels, a new, bloody chapter unfolded. In the late 1990s, right-wing paramilitary groups with close ties to the cocaine business carried out a violent expansion campaign, massacring, raping, and torturing thousands.
There Are No Dead Here is the harrowing story of three ordinary Colombians who risked everything to reveal the collusion between the new mafia and much of the country’s military and political establishment: Jesús María Valle, a human rights activist who was murdered for exposing a dark secret; Iván Velásquez, a quiet prosecutor who took up Valle’s cause and became an unlikely hero; and Ricardo Calderón, a dogged journalist who is still being targeted for his revelations. Their groundbreaking investigations landed a third of the country’s Congress in prison and fed new demands for justice and peace that Colombia’s leaders could not ignore.
Taking readers from the sweltering Medellín streets where criminal investigators were hunted by assassins, through the countryside where paramilitaries wiped out entire towns, and into the corridors of the presidential palace in Bogotá, There Are No Dead Here is an unforgettable portrait of the valiant men and women who dared to stand up to the tide of greed, rage, and bloodlust that threatened to engulf their country.
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MARIA’S COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DRUG POLICY REFORM DATES FROM HER CHILDHOOD, WHICH SHE SPENT MOSTLY IN PERU. SHE WAS STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY HER EARLY WORK AT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH RESEARCHING COLOMBIA, WHERE DRUG PROFITS FUELED MASSACRES AND OFFICIAL CORRUPTION.
DURING HER TENURE AT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, MARIA LED A TEAM ADVOCATING AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN POLICING, EXCESSIVE SENTENCING, AND UNFAIR DEPORTATION POLICIES THAT TEAR FAMILIES APART, ALL ISSUES CLOSELY INTERTWINED WITH THE UNITED STATES’ CRUEL AND IRRATIONAL APPROACH TO DRUGS. SHE ALSO PRESSED THE ORGANIZATION TO MORE DIRECTLY ADDRESS THE WAR ON DRUGS AS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. AS A RESULT, IN 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH BECAME THE FIRST MAJOR INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION TO CALL FOR DECRIMINALIZATION OF THE PERSONAL USE AND POSSESSION OF DRUGS AND GLOBAL DRUG REFORM MORE BROADLY.
Join us for an evening with author, engaging literary speaker, and contemporary dancer Mary Lou Sanelli, who will give a presentation and share "Crow," special dance piece inspired by one of the essays from her memoir.
Saturday, August 18
4:30 - 5:00 | meet & greet, mingle
5:00 - 6:00 | talk and dance performance featuring Yvonne Yanagihara, Camille Monson, & Maria Luisa Sanelli
Sanelli has earned a solid reputation in the literary and public-speaking community through a steady commitment to writing and through twenty years of successful public readings and presentations. She has published seven collections of poetry and three works of non-fiction, Among Friends, Falling Awake, and her newest title, A Woman Writing.
"What Sanelli does in front of an audience is easier to recognize than it is to define." -The Seattle Times.
Every Wednesday at da Shop from 10:30-11:00 join us for Kumu Malia Helelaʻs class for hula and storytime!
This interactive circle-time class is geared towards babies and preschool-aged keiki together with their caregivers. Parents & grandparents, aunties & uncles, nannies & more are all welcome to join their keiki in our safe and uplifting circle. Expect a little bit of dancing, a little bit of storytelling, and a whole lot of fun!
Drop in, $10 per class, with books read during storytime available for sale. Come a few minutes early to sign-up and get situated.
Sunday, Aug 12 at 2pm join 88 Block Walks and TinyZineHawaii for the inaugural WALKABOUT at da Shop: books + curiosities in Kaimuki! Part walking tour, part zine-making/counter-mapping workshop, WALKABOUT invites participants to experience the neighborhood in a brand new way—and record the journey in idiosyncratic maps.
Limited to 12 participants. RSVP required.
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We will meet at da Shop at 2pm for a short introduction to psychogeography and counter-mapping techniques, then select a theme for the walk from a bucket of options. Participants can choose from a variety of experimental navigation and field-mapping tools to use during a 45-minute exploration of Kaimuki punctuated by readings from Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. The outcome of each excursion will depend heavily on the input of participants as they attempt new methods of interacting with this diverse, historic neighborhood.
The walk will be followed by a meditative zine-making workshop at da Shop, where neighborhood discoveries and observations can be used to repurpose maps as living, fluid poems rather than hard boundaries for immovable structures. Participants will learn various bookbinding techniques and create personal map-zines that reflect the cumulative and personal walkabout experience.
Tickets: $15 per person | $25 ticket includes your very own copy of Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord.
Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk for 45 minutes. Bring water and adequate sun and/or rain protection—WALKABOUT will take place rain or shine.
All zine-making materials will be provided.
is collective experimental navigation of urban environments in the spirit of discovery. Through subversive navigational processes inspired by the Situationists, WALKABOUT provides a playful space for communities to challenge preconceived notions of geography and propose more equitable configurations of place. See more @tinyzineatlas
Meet Caren Loebel-Fried, author/ illustrator of A Perfect Day for an Albatross, and hear from Leilani Fowlke about wildlife conservation on Midway, and the connections between science and story.
Free & Open to the public
Sunday July 29, 2:00-4:00pm.
- Storytime with Author/Artist Caren Loebel-Fried
- Conversation with Leilani Fowlke of Pacific Rim Conversation tying in albatross biology and the conservation work that is underway to help save them and why they need saving
- Children's Activities - coloring time
- Science Talk - Footage and videos of the project this year about the chicks and Pacific Rim Conservation
- Author/Artist's Behind the Scenes - making of the book with the Albatrosses on Midway that inspired the story, and the art process.
Refreshments & book signing
Please join us for talk story with Big Island author
Sara Ackerman and hear about her new novel "Island of Sweet Pies and Soliders," her writing process, and more.
2:00pm - 3:00pm at da Shop 3565 Harding Ave.
Parking available on the street on Sundays for free, or across the street at the municipal lot.
"Where Do We Begin? Writing poems and Very Short Stories Any Day of our Lives"
a writing workshop for youth
with Naomi Shihab Nye
Made possible by the Merwin Conservancy
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Wednesday, June 27th, 3pm
for young writers age 6 to 18
please bring a notebook and pen or pencil
your favorite poem, and an open mind
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Naomi Shihab Nye is an acclaimed poet, having spent 40 years traveling the country and world to lead writing workshops, inspiring students of all ages. Nye is currently the Professor of Creative Writing - Poetry at Texas State University.
A long-time friend of the Merwin and a board member of the Merwin Conservancy, she is author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes. Her books of poetry include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East , A Maze Me: Poems for Girls, Red Suitcase, Words Under the Words, Fuel, and You & Yours. Her collection of poems for young adults entitled Honeybee won the 2008 Arab American Book Award in the Children’s/Young Adult category. Her novel for children, The Turtle of Oman, was chosen both a Best Book of 2014 by The Horn Book and a 2015 Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association. The Turtle of Oman was also awarded the 2015 Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature. Her new book is Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners (Feb 2018; Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins).
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The Merwin Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded on Maui by renowned poet W.S. Merwin and his late wife Paula Merwin. The Merwin Conservancy's mission is to inspire innovation in the arts and sciences by advancing the ideas of W.S. Merwin—his life, work, house and palm forest—as fearless and graceful examples of the power of imagination and renewal.
Please join us for an informal open house and opportunity to meet and mingle with coffee legend Mokhtar Alkhanshali, founder of the Port of Mokha coffee company and the subject of Dave Eggers' bestselling book The Monk of Mokha, as well as ABDUL-REHMAN MALIK, an award winning journalist, program designer and cultural organizer working at the intersection of faith, culture and social justice.
The warehouse will turned into a coffeehouse, with coffee for purchase from a pop-up The Curb will be available. Copies of the book The Monk of Mokha, by Dave Eggers, will also be available for sale.
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In partnership with Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture, & Design and The Curb: Kaimuki.
A special one-time event with Shangri La artist-in-residence Abdul-Rahman Malik and coffee legend Mokhtar Alkhanshali, founder of the Port of Mokha coffee company—and subject of Dave Eggers' bestselling book The Monk of Mokha.
Our warehouse space will turn into a coffeehouse experience with tastings and attendees will learn about the history, culture, politics and spirituality of coffee. Come sample some of the rarest and celebrated coffee in the world and learn of the incredible story linking a common drink with culture, religion, and history.
This is a special ticketed event and a limited amount of tickets are available. To learn more and to purchase tickets, Click here
Books available for purchase.
FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
6:00 - 9:00pm
Exhibition of student books from the ICP Masterclass with reception
7:00 - 8:00pm
Please join us for a special panel discussion on Artists Books: Process, Publication and Promotion
Moderator: Alison Morley
Panelists: Benjamin "Buddy" Bess, David DeLuca, Teun van der Heijden, and Minny Lee
Free, and open to the public, with light pupus served, we invite you to join us for an evening with award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer, author of Overthrow.
Kinzer will talk about the Overthrow of Hawai`i, in the context of U.S foreign policy.
“...Starting with the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 and continuing through the Spanish-American War and the Cold War and into our own time, the United States has not hesitated to overthrow governments that stood in the way of its
political and economic goals.”
His most recent book is The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire.
Kinzer has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.”
Co-sponsored by: Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi, UHM Dept of Ethnic Studies, Women Cross the DMZ and World Can’t Wait- Hawaiʻi
Free & open to the public, this lecture with visiting Dutch Designer Teun van der Heijden will touch on the balance between design and content. Perfect if you appreciate the craft and work that goes into creating an art book, or want to understand elements for making your own.
Reception to follow.
Part of a series of public programs around International Center of Photographyʻs masterclass in bookmaking workshops May 21-June 1, 2018.
Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 da Shop hosts Kumu Malia Helelaʻs class for hula and storytime. This interactive circle-time class is geared towards babies and preschool-aged keiki together with their caregivers. Parents & grandparents, aunties & uncles, nannies & more are all welcome to join their keiki in our safe and uplifting circle. Expect a little bit of dancing, a little bit of storytelling, and a whole lot of fun!
$10 per class, with books read during storytime available for sale. Come a few minutes early to sign-up and get situated.
Please join us for a lunchtime poetry reading at da Shop with three poets:
No’u Revilla, Sheila McMullin and Jaimie Gusman.
Exploring the feminine, No'u investigates queerness and indigeneity, while Sheila explores abuse and social justice. Gusmanʻs book of poetry Anyjar is an inquiry into unnavigable spaces and genealogies.
Social (in)justice in the Pacific: The Free West Papua Campaign
May film: Run It Straight for West Papua
Part of the Oceania on the Reel Pacific Island Film Series, this evening will be a poetry session, talk story, and film-screening.
About the film:
On the western half of the island of New Guinea in Melanesia lies West Papua, home to the indigenous Papuan people who have been under Indonesian colonial rule for over fifty years. The Indonesian regime in West Papua is a notoriously violent one, and over 500,000 civilians have been killed in a genocide against the indigenous population. Many thousands more have been subject to rape, torture, imprisonment, or have simply “disappeared” after being arrested. Basic human rights including freedom of speech are denied, and Papuans live in a constant state of fear and intimidation. Run It Straight for West Papua is set in a rugby league classroom and tells the story of a community in Aotearoa who have reached out in solidarity to send their support to the people of West Papua. The film provides one example of the ways that Pacific Islanders have mobilized in the pursuit of social justice for their fellow Islanders, inspiring many more to take a stand for West Papua and put an end to the ongoing genocide and human rights violations in Oceania that have gone largely ignored by much of the global community.
FREE & open to public. Refreshments will be served.
Please join us for an evening with Malama Honua: Hokuleʻa - A Voyage of Hope author Jennifer Allen and photographer John Bilderback.
Hear about the journey, the people, and the influences that continue to shape our human exploration and perspectives.
Saturday, April 28, 2018. Starts at 5pm
Free and open to public
beer + wine, pupus, + talk story
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"The voyage is about sailing on the core set of values we believe in. The sail plan of humanity is off course. But there is a movement of kindness and compassion that is happening around the world in response to the damage to our Earth. Hokulea is a needle sewing a lei of flowers around the world as an act of peace...and that is why we sail."
Nainoa Thompson, Two Navigator, Captain, and President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society