Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Something for you Hawaiian Peeps: this is from "Aloha Shorts" on Hawai'i's Public Radio:

Mabuhay and Happy New Year!

Aloha Shorts' first live taping of 2010 honors FILIPINO WRITERS.

Featuring a reading from the recently released Bamboo Ridge publication of Michelle Cruz Skinner's collection In the Company of Strangers and special musical guests the University of Hawai'i Filipino Rondalla, with Bernard Ellorin (bandurya), Stuart Nago (guitar), and Ricardo D. Trimillos (oktavina).

SUNDAY, January 10. 6:45 pm Taping begins with music from the University of Hawai'i Filipino Rondalla

Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawai'i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St.

Admission FREE

Reservations required -- call during business hours 955-8821.

(There are always no-shows so don't be discouraged if you're put on the waiting list! Please allow enough time for parking; reservations released at 6:55pm.)

The readings will include:
An excerpt from "Beautiful" by Michelle Cruz Skinner, read by Donalyn Dela Cruz

Eileen Tabios' "Force Majeure" read by Stephanie Kong; also from Tabios "'The Autobiography of Commodities' Installment No. 9: Filipina Brides"

"Waipahu One Morning" by Normie Saldovar, read by Cheyne Gallarde

Noel Abubo Mateo's "Accent Reduction" (read by Cheyne Gallarde) and "Beautiful Ilocano"

"My Grandfather, the New American" by Jennifer Santos Madriaga

"The Islands" by Kenneth Zamora Damacion

"Drinking Games" by Darlene M. Javar, read by Stephanie Kong

Thanks to Craig Howes, Sammie Choy and Phyllis Look of Aloha Shorts for thinking to include one of my old short stories and a poem that also will appear in THE THORN ROSARY.