Everything Books: 11-29-18

Hawaii Writers Guild presents a new Writers’ Voices

The Hawaii Writers Guild will present Writers’ Voices, an evening of original readings by Guild members, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thelma Parker Library, 67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea.


Readers will include Guild members Virginia Fortner and Nancy Baenziger from North Kohala, and Jim Gibbons, Jada Tan Rufo and Greer Woodward from Waimea.

Fortner will read from her novel “At the Edge.” Set in Wild Horse Plains, Montana, the book is about a Midwestern preacher with a terrible addiction who escapes to the mountains of Montana and takes on a new identity.

Baenziger, a Guild member who splits her time between Hawaii Island and Oregon, will be reading her first-person seasonal poems “Joseph” and “Burden.” Baenziger’s writing often channels her ancient indigenous lineages, Saami and Welsh.

Gibbons will be reading a piece from his recently published memoir, “Flashbacks.”

Jada Tan Rufo will read a passage from her new book, “The Zone”,” a historical novel based on actual events that took place in 1937 Nanking, now Nanjing.


Woodward will read her short story, “A Cat of Many Kitchens,” a story which plays with secrets, history, recipes, a touch of time travel, and, of course, cats and magic.

Info: For additional information or directions, contact Joy Fisher at 238-0551.