Spring 2011 Local Literary Events

small sunFirst Thursdays (This event is held the first Thursday of every month at Fresh Cafe)

First Thursdays
Slam Poetry Competition & Open Mic
LOCATION: Fresh Cafe
831 Queen Street (between Ward Avenue and Cooke Street)
Plenty of street parking or $4 valet available
Doors & Poet Sign-In 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm
$3 before 8:30pm, $5 after
Phone: (808) 387-9664
Email: info@HawaiiSlam.com
Website: www.HawaiiSlam.com

small sun M.I.A. ART & LITERARY SERIES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM
The Mercury Bar @ 1154 Fort Street Mall downtown.

Alexei Melnick is the author of Tweakerville, which the Honolulu Weekly called “the real thing”. Read reviews of Alexei’s book at The Hawaii Book Blog at http://www.hawaiibookblog.com/?p=4321, and then hear him read on Jan. 12th.

Joseph Cardinale is the author of The Size of the Universe, which HTMLGIANT reviewed at http://htmlgiant.com/reviews/3-books-i-recently-loved-cardinale-brodak-demske/. Cardinale’s work can be read at Web Conjunctions at http://www.conjunctions.com/webcon/cardinale08.htm.

Donovan Colleps is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hawaii Review. The new issue will be out soon, and he will be in it.

The night will be hosted by Chris Riel of In Yo Face Improv. So be prepared to laugh. A lot. IYFI is in high demand, and if you come by M.I.A. you’ll learn how/when/where to see more of Chris & his funny friends.

For more information, email miaseries@gmail.com. You can download the flyer here.