June 15, 2010
We gabbed, sold books, swilled pineapple martinis, and partied @ Miller's after the Book Party. Clans of PBers were dressed in the red, white, & blue in honor of the America's game in South Africa vs. England. Surprise visits from Punahou classmates made it a nostalgic day. There was a surf contest at Crystal Pier!
June 1, 2010
A Live Band, Pineapple Martinis, and Finger Foods will be served to honor Visiting Hawaiian novelist KIRBY WRIGHT as he begins his California Book Tour in Pacific Beach, San Diego. He will be signing copies of his companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA.
Wright will sign copies of his novels in San Diego on Saturday, June 12th, 2010, from 10 am to 2 pm at Flip-N-Out Flops, 4603 Mission Blvd., Suite #102, San Diego, CA, 92109. He will also discuss the publication of his work in the most recent issues of ASIA LITERARY REVIEW, OWEN WISTER REVIEW, FOLIATE OAK LITERARY MAGAZINE, OPEN BOAT, and FOX CRY REVIEW. Please phone the store at 858-412-5988 for further info.
December 20, 2009
Did you ever check out the cover of PUNAHOU BLUES?
Well, it's got an artist's depiction of the Punahou Carnival, back in the 70s. And guess wot. The theme of the 2010 Punahou Carnival is the 70s. Talk about coming full circle.
You can bid on all 3 of my books @ the Silent Auction in 2010. I've signed them and they're awaiting your bid. Check me out in the Malasada Booth on Friday morning and I'll slip you a free malasada.
October 28, 2009
Kirby Wright will join fellow US poet GARY SNYDER at the International Writers Conference in Hong Kong this November. Wright was selected as Hawaii's representative and will join a panel of 6 fellow Pacific Rim writers at the month long conference, which includes excursions into Mainland China. His poems and short stories have appeared locally in Hawai'i Review, Chaminade Literary Review, and Honolulu Magazine. He is the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA as well as the award-winning poetry collection BEFORE THE CITY.
April 10, 2008
Kirby will appear at Borders Hilo at noon on April 19th to sign copies of his companion novels MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA and PUNAHOU BLUES. Borders is located in the Waiakea Shopping Center. The address is 301 Maka'ala Street, Hilo, HI 96720.
MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA is based on the life and times of his grandmother, who was the first woman paniolo (cowboy) on the island of Moloka'i. This novel was praised by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Maui Weekly, Honolulu Weekly, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
ps. Kirby will also be lecturing at the Kona Library on April 15th @ 11 a.m.