Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia
Nov
21
to Mar 6

Hula & Storytelling with Kumu Malia

Kumu Malia will be continuing to hold Hula & Storytelling every Wednesday until Dec 19th. She will be taking a break from Dec 20th thru Jan 31st.

Classes will resume February 5, 2019.

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. 

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 "Coast to Coast on a Tandem" Talk Story + Book Signing
Jan
3
5:30 PM17:30

"Coast to Coast on a Tandem" Talk Story + Book Signing

Hawaii Bicycling League and da Shop: books + curiosities present a night celebrating bicycle adventures!

Meet Tracy and Peter Flucke who traveled on a tandem bicycle for 4,362 miles across the Northern Tier of the United States as chronicled in their book "Coast to Coast on a Tandem: Our Adventure Crossing the USA on a Bicycle Built for Two."

Doors at 5:30, 6:00pm talk begins.

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Winter story time w/ Christin Lozano
Jan
5
11:00 AM11:00

Winter story time w/ Christin Lozano

Winter story time w/ Christin Lozano
Saturday, January 5 @ 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a magical time exploring the wonderful season of winter and bears with Christin Lozano, Kaimuki librarian and author of Island Toes (Bess Press). A simple craft to follow the reading. For children ages birth through 8.

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 Chinese New Year's Celebration + Book Signing of 'Remembering Shanghai'
Jan
13
10:30 AM10:30

Chinese New Year's Celebration + Book Signing of 'Remembering Shanghai'

Sunday, January 13, 2019

10:30am - arrival | 1930s Shanghai slideshow | shop bookstore + pop-up of Mozaic designs

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. - new year's blessing | kung fu exhibition | lion dance interactive performed by Chinese Lion Dance Association  

11:30 a.m. - Shanghai memoir book presentation with Claire Chao, followed by Q+A

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Live Chinese calligraphy by Ina Chang

12:00 p.m. onwards - book signing | talk story | dim sum | children's activities/storytime

subject to change

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Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels ~ now available at da Shop
by Claire Chao and Isabel Sun Chao

True stories of glamour, drama, and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution. Also included are 160 sumptuous images of rarely-published historical illustrations from private collections, original watercolors by two artists, and the authors’ own family photographs.

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“A multi-generational epic ... written to make Chinese traditions easily accessible.” —John Berger, Honolulu Star Advertiser

“This insightful memoir provides personal details that [serve] as living history to better understand China today and yesterday.” —Dr. William Zanella, associate professor of Asian history (ret.), Honolulu, HI

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SAVE THE DATE!
Jan
19
12:00 AM00:00

SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE!

January 19, 2019
Time tba
Author signing and workshop ~ Details forthcoming

The Gift of Calligraphy ~ now available at da Shop
by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

An easy-to-follow guide to learning the art of calligraphy, with 25 gorgeously photographed projects that use calligraphy to make beautiful gifts and home décor. Calligraphy and hand lettering have surged in popularity as people rediscover traditional handicrafts as a creative outlet and way to relax. Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, calligraphy teacher and author of Belle Calligraphy, brings her signature modern style to this traditional craft. Projects are all accompanied by clear step-by-step photography and inspiring shots of the finished pieces.

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MAGA new book release + signing // Tinfish Press
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

MAGA new book release + signing // Tinfish Press

Join us for the brand new book release of MAGA by Timothy Dyke (Tinfish Press). The publication date and release party on January 20, 2019, conincide with the second anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.

01/20/19 | 1:00-2:30pm | da Shop: books + curiosities

Featuring Timothy Dyke & Susan Schultz with “The Viewpoint is Presumption” - doctored tweets from Poetry Dispatches: https://www.dispatchespoetrywars.com/


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In  MAGA, Timothy Dyke achieves a procedural feat, unspooling the MAGA acronym into an unpredictable, raucous ride where realpolitik meets art on Alchemy Avenue in Alabama and where it’s possible to “Make / America Gyrate Again.” In a book thick with social criticism, Dyke spins language through the political rock tumbler and out pops a searing anthem against unremitting grift in an age of creeping authoritarianism. This is poetry that refuses to accept the status quo with all its Attorneys General, “masculinity addiction,” and ethical atrophy. This is a poetic plea for a refreshed ethical metric.
— Jules Boykoff

The poems in Timothy Dyke’s  MAGA  are tragically hilarious, measuredly intimate, addictive, and positively grim. Dyke is a poet-magician who repeatedly chips away at the acronym so skillfully you almost forget that it stood for anything.  MAGA  reminds me that art is our only hope or, at the very least, a hopeful departure.
— Jaimie Gusman

 
Excerpt

My ass gives attitude.
Maybe attitude goes
awry more as guys age.

Many axes give aggressive
men access. Go assault
my aging grandmother,

asshole. My air gets annexed.
Metaphor alert. Go away.
My angels got annulled.

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Epitaph for a Peach - Slow Food Book Club
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Epitaph for a Peach - Slow Food Book Club

In partnership with Slow Food Oahu we’re holding a book club led by Gwen Harada on the memoir “Epitaph for a Peach.”

2:00pm - socializing

2:30 - book club discussion

A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor" (Library Journal).

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Loyalty Pau Hana - Music, Beer & Gift Wrapping
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

Loyalty Pau Hana - Music, Beer & Gift Wrapping

Join us from 5:00-8:00pm on December 17th for a special Monday Pau Hana—Loyalty members only! If you aren’t already a loyalty member it’s easy and free to sign up! Just make a purchase and ask to fill out our loyalty card.

As a way of saying thank you for supporting independent and local bookstores, we’re offering an exclusive shopping night with music by DJ Swinging Bananas (KTUH), beer, and free gift wrapping with $30 purchase.

Please join us! We hope to see you there!

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Musical Story Time with Ukulele Hale
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Musical Story Time with Ukulele Hale

Musical Story Time with Ukulele Hale
Sunday, December 16 @ 11:00 a.m.

In collaboration with our Kaimuki neighbor Jody Kamisato of Ukulele Hale, let's get into the pidgin spirit of the holidays! Featuring Bess Press's "Numbah One Day of Christmas," this story time hour is for children ages birth thru 99. Come prepared to have a merry time singing, reading, and ho-ho-ho-ing your way through the twelve Hawaiian days of Christmas.

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Urban Sketchers presents 'Sketch Event at da Shop'
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Urban Sketchers presents 'Sketch Event at da Shop'

Urban Sketchers (USk) is a nonprofit organization that promotes location drawing and connects sketchers around the world. We are the O‘ahu chapter of USk.

web: oahu.urbansketchers.org | e: uskoahu@gmail.com

Meeting point: at the store entrance. The urban sketchers admins will be wearing orange shirts.

Cost: Free (although you'll see plenty of tempting books and games!).

What to expect: An informal get-together for sketchers of all experience levels. Open to the public.

What to bring: Art supplies of your choice.

Schedule: Please arrive early for a short overview of the space by our hosts! Unstructured sketching to follow until an 11:30 a.m. show-and-tell session at the meeting point.

Vehicle Parking: Free street parking and municipal lot parking (fee).

Event will be held regardless of weather.

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Slow Food Oahu - Slow Books Launch Party
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Slow Food Oahu - Slow Books Launch Party

Calling all foodies, book lovers, gardeners, growers, and literary/culinary enthusiasts!

Slow Food and da Shop have teamed up to celebrate food, farming, and books that inspire us. Join us for refreshments and talk story!

Attendees at this launch partnership celebration will receive:

  • special pricing on the Slow Food Book Club books for 2019

  • Holiday Gift Giving ideas

  • first chance to sign up for Mark Noguchi’s January Knife Skills Workshop (paired with an excellent book on the Knife, it would be a great gift for the foodie in your life!)

  • chance to meet the Slow Food Board

  • Slow Food Swag

  • talk to and buy from local vendors like Oahu Fresh (da Shop is now a CSA location!), Sweet land dairy, Local I’a, and more

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An Hour of Code with Keiki Coding
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

An Hour of Code with Keiki Coding

Join us Saturday Dec 8th for an Hour of Code with Keiki Coding!

Time: 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm
Place: da Shop, Bess Press, 3565 Harding Avenue, Kaimukī

Learn how to code and create video games while bringing the history and stories of Hawai’i to life with an Hour of Code and Keiki Coding! 

The Keiki Coding program is created by Professional Animators, Cultural Practitioners, Artists, and Game Designers to take Keiki on a journey which help them to not only understand more of the world around them, but to also Learn the skills and logic of becoming a video game coder! Total beginners will learn core skills. Experienced kids will learn new techniques and increase their coding skill & proficiency.

Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

Hour of Code with Keiki Coding is open to all ages from 5 to 18. First come first serve laptops are available so feel free to bring your own just in case!

See you there!

Sponsored by: Twiddle Productions Inc. and Bess Press.

www.twiddleproductions.com

For more info contact  info@twiddleproductions.com

International Hour of Code:  https://hourofcode.com/us

Keiki Coding: http://www.twiddleproductions.com/education.html

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Deuxmers Publishing Literary Launch Party (Poetry, Photography, Dance)
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Deuxmers Publishing Literary Launch Party (Poetry, Photography, Dance)

da Shop presents an evening of poetry, photography and dance

Saturday, December 1
5:00pm to 7:00pm

celebrating three of Deuxmers Publishing’s newest books:

Peggy Ferris (photography)
Dreaming of Iona (photography)
Keep the Change: selected poems from the Turkish Second New (poetry)

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5:30pm poetry reading followed by a dance performance by Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre and light refreshments.

Limited edition (50) of Dreaming of Iona books, special broadside with each purchase of Keep the Change (while supplies last), Photography print showcase from Peggy Ferris (photo prints available) & other Deuxmers titles will be available

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more about the books:

Keep the Change: selected poems from the Turkish Second New

Second New is a conceptual poetry movement that emerged in Turkey in the 1950's and continued into the 70's. It is conceptual in the sense that the poetry was developed independently without any manifesto, rules or guidelines and that the name “Second New” was coined afterwards, but in principle the works shared an avant-garde style with characteristics described as personal, obscure and abstract. The core poets, in no particular order, are İlhan Berk, Turgut Uyar, Edip Cansever, Cemal Süreya, Ece Ayhan, Ülkü Tamer and Sezai Karakoç. 

Keep the Change is a short collection of selected poems for only three of the poets, Cemal Süreya, Turgut Uyar and İlhan Berk as a tiny slice of the poems of the Second New, nevertheless, it is representative of the style and stands as a complete piece of derivative work while staying close to the originals.

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Dreaming of IONA

A collection of candid images from various IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre events in Honolulu,
captured on film between 2006 and 2017 by Omer Kursat

A creative and rare glimpse into the backstage moments of IONA dancers, crew and  volunteers … beautifully captured through the mind and lens of Omer Kursat

— Cheryl Flaharty, IONA Founder and Artistic Director

. . .

Peggy Ferris

The story of this collection of photographs started at a garage sale upon acquiring a rusted index card box containing medium-format negatives. They belonged to Peggy Ferris, a journalist and a photographer who started her career in California and eventually journeyed to and settled in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. After her death, the negatives were inherited by her cousin, who some years later placed them in a garage sale in Honolulu.

The tin box was a treasure chest full of visually captivating images from a bygone era, unleashing a dormant stream of magical, fossilized memories. What might have been lost forever was thankfully captured on film by Ferris, a highly gifted yet unknown photographer with a tremendously keen eye.  

The photographs depict historical scenes in California, at various Santa Clara County locations such as Angels Camp, Austin Corners, Alma College and Aldercroft Heights, as well as a few glimpses of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The collection also includes portraits of a broad range of subjects, including Ferris herself, all of which are included in the first part of the book. The second part consists of a set of particularly fascinating images that portray the members of Roadrunner Productions, a theater troupe formed by Stanford University graduates.

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Honolulu Photography Night
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Honolulu Photography Night

Honolulu Photography Night #4

for photographers by photographers

featuring Wayne Levin as guest speaker

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7pm to 9pm

for info about the group slideshow, email:

matt@hanahou.com

da Shop | 3565 Harding Ave | street parking available, free after 6

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Keep it Kaimuki Holiday Market Pop-Up @ da Shop warehouse
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Keep it Kaimuki Holiday Market Pop-Up @ da Shop warehouse

Pop-Up @ da Shop
Small Business Saturday
📌 November 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We are excited to invite you to our very first POP-UP @ da Shop, a holiday market that features locally-made and locally-loved gifts. This holiday market will take place in the warehouse space adjacent to the book shop on Small Business Saturday (SBS), November 24th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

🚗 Parking available in lots between 11th Ave and Koko Head Ave
and at the Kaimuki Library parking lot (2 blocks away from da Shop)

Welcoming the listed below as our pop-up vendors!
MA.GA.NDA
MA.GA.NDA, meaning "beautiful," began as a serendipitous project inspired by the beauty of femininity. Featuring jewelry that provides light and minimalist pleasure. All pieces are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind for dressing up or casual accents.
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Amy Lee Calligraphy
offering personalized calligraphy for cards and gift tags. Bring your address book and stamps (we'll have stamps available, too) and get a head start on your holiday gift list
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Thad Higa of Tiny Zine Hawaii
featuring handmade art and literary zines, prints, and experimental journals
.
Formidably Impressed and Lux + Alder (of Jiwa Jiwa Press)
featuring letterpress cards, gift tags, and all natural wax candles
.
Things Japanese by Arlyne Morikawa
(shibori scarves, kasuri ornaments, kimono fabric & hand-stitched cards)
.
Brady Evans, artist and printmaker
selling hand-made and self-published comics, storybooks, zines, art prints, and stickers
.
Chloé Selarque of Jahier Studio
selling hand-embroidered textile goods inspired by Hawaiian landscape and the Hokule’a.
.
Minny Lee, bookmaker + photographer
selling hand-made books and books published by Datz Press
.
Lauren May of Fine Spells
hand carved ceramic mamas and other decorated accessories

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Thanksgiving Story Time
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Thanksgiving Story Time

Thanksgiving Story Time
📌 Saturday, November 17
@ 11:00 a.m.


Join Aunty Dimpna at da Shop for a keiki circle story time, where we will share stories about family, thankfulness and maybe even a turkey or two. Simple craft to follow the reading. Geared for ages birth through 8, but all ages welcome.

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HPR Gen Listen Warehouse Party: 'Ae Love Aloha
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

HPR Gen Listen Warehouse Party: 'Ae Love Aloha

HPR Gen Listen presents 'Ae Love Aloha 
Friday, November 9
7:00pm-11:00pm

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.

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Book Club Mixer for Book Lovers
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Book Club Mixer for Book Lovers

Book Club Mixer for Book Lovers
Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00-8:00pm 

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 

 

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Halloween Storytime!
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Halloween Storytime!

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
. . . 
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!  

 

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Resting Places Art Opening, Bookmaking Activity + Lecture
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Resting Places Art Opening, Bookmaking Activity + Lecture

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

. . .

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

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A is for Aloha Book Launch Party
Oct
20
3:30 PM15:30

A is for Aloha Book Launch Party

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.

3:30-5:00pm

Book signing, talk story, and light refreshments + beverages

Books available for purchase.

Free + open to public.


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Pathways to Publication: SCBWI Meeting featuring Martina Wing
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Pathways to Publication: SCBWI Meeting featuring Martina Wing

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.”

. . .

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

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Loyalty Day Launch
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Loyalty Day Launch

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!

. . .

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!

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There are No Dead Here: Reading + Book Signing with Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

There are No Dead Here: Reading + Book Signing with Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno

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.

https://www.mariamcfarlandsanchezmoreno.com

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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.

 

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Author Talk + Dance Performance
Aug
18
4:30 PM16:30

Author Talk + Dance Performance

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.   

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WALKABOUT KAIMUKI: walking tour + zine-making workshop
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

WALKABOUT KAIMUKI: walking tour + zine-making workshop

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.

 . . .

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.

WALKABOUT
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

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A Perfect Day for an Albatross: Science + Stories
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

A Perfect Day for an Albatross: Science + Stories

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

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Youth Writing Workshop
Jun
27
3:00 PM15:00

Youth Writing Workshop

"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 GirlsRed SuitcaseWords Under the WordsFuel, 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.

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Coffee, Culture + Books: an Open House with Mokhtar Alkhanshali & Abddul-Rehman Malik
Jun
23
2:30 PM14:30

Coffee, Culture + Books: an Open House with Mokhtar Alkhanshali & Abddul-Rehman Malik

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. 

 

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Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

The Muhammadan Bean: The Secret History of Islam and Coffee

The Muhammadan Bean: The Secret History of Islam and Coffee

Presented by Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture, & Design in partnership with da Shop: books + curiosities 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.  

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