Events

Sunday, December 6th, 2:00 - 3:00p HST

UPCOMING: Virtual Author Talk: All the Love in the World!

ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD is a debut prose collection by award-winning poet Cathy Song. The deeply personal, interconnected short stories follow highlights in family history across continents and generations. All the Love in the World has quickly become a local bestseller. This event will be moderated by Mindy Pennybacker and have time for audience questions. Click the link below for more information and to register!

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Sunday, December 6, 3:00 - 4:00PM HST

UPCOMING: Virtual Author Talk: Intellectual Anarchy

Local scientific innovation firm Oceanit CEO, Patrick K. Sullivan’s new book asks: How do we move the future from the distant horizon to the present day? We need Intellectual AnarchyTM. Dr. Sullivan’s book describes how the Intellectual AnarchyTM methodology followed at Oceanit for the past 35 years has generated disruptive solutions to “impossible” problems. Join us for this special talk story, moderated by our own David DeLuca, to learn more!

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Wednesday December 2, 5:00 - 6:30PM HST

UPCOMING: Civil Beat Book Club: An American Sickness

Join Civil Beat's Book Club for a discussion about "An American Sickness" hosted by health reporter Eleni Avendaño. "I picked this book up before the pandemic to better understand how to navigate the health world... Elizabeth Rosenthal breaks down how we as patients and consumers can better understand the system and the historical underpinnings of how we got here." Free for all.

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Saturday November 21, 2:00PM HST

Virtual Author Talk! Kona Winds

Local author Scott Kikkawa will host a talk story about his popular debut novel. KONA WINDS is a hard-boiled noir murder mystery set in Honolulu in 1953, when Hawai'i was changing from a racially stratified, near-feudal plantation colony to the multi-ethnic 50th State. Free virtual event.

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October 14th, 5:00 - 6:30p

Civil Beat Book Club: Murder Casts a Shadow

Free virtual event! In honor of October, we chose a mystery thriller: "Murder Casts A Shadow," by local author Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl. Book Club meeting is virtual and free. Stay tuned for the link to sign up.

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Sunday September 27, 2:00PM HST

Virtual Author Talk! Aloha Rodeo

PAST: August 23rd, 2:00PM

Virtual Author Talk! Red Sky Over Hawaii by Sarah Ackerman

Moderated by Don Wallace, Sarah speaks about her latest WWII historical fiction novel, her research process and the parallels between war-time Hawaii and pandemic-Hawaii. 

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PAST: August 5th, 5:00PM

Civil Beat Book Club: Nine Lives by Dan Baum

The hidden history of the haunted and beloved city of New Orleans, told through the intersecting lives of nine remarkable characters.

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Past: April 25th, 2020

Virtual Author Talk: Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Written by Kawai Strong Washburn, this talk story is moderated by Honolulu Magazine's Don Wallace. Kawai and Don talk story about the author's upbringing, inspiration for the novel, and also field questions from event attendees. Kawai will also read several passages from his book and provide detail about their meaning, construct and more.

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PAST: May 10th, 2020

Virtual Author Talk: Wave Woman by Vicky Durand

Wave Woman is a charming and intimate biography, a love letter from a daughter to her progressive mother who broke glass ceilings with simple curiosity and desire. Both award winning surfers, Vicky takes us through a fascinating presentation of Betty's life, then we have a moderated talk story about the book with Honolulu Magazine's Don Wallace.

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