Words: a lit reading at the Monarch Tea Room


On Monday, March 2, come to The Monarch Tea Room in Ward Warehouse for a public reading by three exciting authors, sponsored by Na Mea Hawaii and Tinfish Press.

Evan Nagle helped launch First Look Media. Sometimes, when the night is extra nightish or the day is extra down-underish, he jots a thought or two. Then, he leaves. Years later, he finds it, and thinks to himself, "Oh, look. A poem."

Steve Carll is the author of Tracheal Centrifuge (Factory School, 2006) and co-author (with Bill Marsh) of Tao Drops, I Change (Subpress, 2004). This is his first public reading in 10 years.

"Da Pidgin Guerrilla" Lee A. Tonouchi's latest book, Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son: One Hawaii Okinawan Journal (Bess Press) won the 2013 Association for Asian American Studies book award for poetry/prose. His other books include Da Word (Bamboo Ridge), Living Pidgin (Tinfish), Da Kine Dictionary (Bess), and Buss Laugh: Stand Up Poetry from Hawaii (Bess). His newest play, Echoes of Dat Red Guitar, will be produced at Kumu Kahua Theatre in May and June 2015.

Na Mea Hawaii and Tinfish present: WORDS
The Monarch Tea Room, 1050 Ala Moana Boulevard, #1000
Mon., March 2, 7pm
Free, open to the public


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