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Please pass the following info to caregivers, health professionals or family members living with elders.

Phone reservations necessary for these two free events.

I will also be at Native Books in Honolulu to discuss my children’s books at their Tea and

Talk Story on May 19 from 11 to noon.

 

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So here I am, reading Wordsworth, It’s In Your Pocket. Wordsworth is in deep grief because his friends are all addicted to their electronic devices. How can he get them back into the real world of friends? An old mouse tells him the answer is in his pocket.

During the reading, I heard a woman say the battery to her phone had died.

A man in the audience later said, “I felt I was transferred to a new dimension…it was so surreal. While you were reading, many were so busy with their electronic devices, they weren’t hearing your story at all. Amazing!”

Yes, Wordsworth has his job cut out for him.

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Thank you Christine Reed of Basically Books in Hilo for the standing room only event.

 

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Belated thanks and notes from my final two stops on my Hawaii summer visit.

Thank you Christine Reed for hosting my lecture/book signing at Basically Books, Hilo, Hawaii. I appreciate you and Debbie working so hard to fit me in to the store’s busy schedule. (Christine also graciously handles sales for me quite often when I do other Hilo presentations.)

With Christine Reed of Basically Books, Hilo

With Christine Reed of Basically Books, Hilo

My thanks to all who attended. To Mr. Suzuki, who knew me as a child in Kapoho, thank you for sitting in the front row. I want to be like you when I’m in my late 90s. Loa and mother, your story is so special and moving, it will appear in the Hawaii Herald soon.

At Basically Books

At Basically Books

I always thought a standing ovation was the ultimate achievement, but those who were on the wait list to my Kahala Nui session in Honolulu—you paid the highest compliment. I will personally send you the flyer to my next Hawaii conference on October 31st. To each person in the audience, thank you for spending a late afternoon with me.

Signing books at Kahala Nui.

Signing books at Kahala Nui.

Jody Mishan of Executive Office of Aging, Felicia Marques-Wong of St. Francis Healthcare System, Jeanette Kojane of Kokua Mau and Darleen Canto of Kahala Nui, you made it all happen with months of planning.

With the event planning team at my Kahala Nui presentation.

With the event planning team at my Kahala Nui presentation.

After all my presentations, I did an interview with Beth-Ann Kozlovich of Hawaii Public Radio. You can listen to it here.

Hawaii, I will be back! See you in October/November.

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Here are some photos, courtesy of my niece, Tammy, from the Writing the Hawaii Memoir panel discussion I was in a couple weeks ago.

Nice to see how well the store supports local authors! Here is the section with all my books:

FHK at Basically Books

And this is our esteemed panel of authors, all contributors to Writing the Hawaii Memoir by Darien Gee, with Basically Books shop owner, Christine Reed (center).

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From left to right: Mark Panek, Darien Gee (author of Writing the Hawaii Memoir), Christine Reed (Basically Books), me and Leslie Lang.

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Drop by and say hello…these are my Fall lecture events:

 

Sat., Sept. 20 at 1:30 pm

Basically Books

160 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, Hawaii 96720

I will be on a panel with other authors to discuss memoir writing based on Writing the Hawai’i Memoir by Darien Gee

Contact:Christine Reed

808-961-0144, Fax: 808-935-1553

Toll-free: 1-800-903-6277

bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net

www.basicallybooks.com

 

Wed., Sept 24: Hilo Hawaii @ 5 p.m.

The Art of Caregiving…

Hilo Alzheimer’s Association

County Office of Aging: Kinoole St.
Contact: Chris Ridley: 808-443-7360
Mon., Tues., Sept 29 & 30: Honolulu HI

Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society 18th Biennial Conference: Imagine 2030…Mobilizing

Our Communities Across Generations.

My session: The Future of Caregiving: Writing and Poetry to Preserve Our Humanity”

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach
Tues., Oct 7: Honolulu HI

Kapoho, Memoir of a Modern Pompeii

15 Craigside, 3:30pm

Contact: Cookie Nakai: cookie.nakai@15craigside.org

 

Fri., Oct 17: Leeza Gibbons radio Talk Show: Leeza’s Care Connection

Poetry and Caregiving

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

 

Mon., Nov 17: San Mateo

Kimochi: 453 North San Mateo Dr

Time: 1 – 2:30

Title: I Am Somebody: Dignity in Caregiving

Contact: Liz Bissell (650-346-0849)

 

Tues. Nov 18: San Francisco

San Francisco Family Caregiver Alliance

1715 Buchanan St San Francisco

Title: I Am Somebody: The Art of Caregiving

Contact: Fumiko DiDomizio (425-931-2294) ex.127

 

 2015 ( Details to follow )
Maui

May:

Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development Council. Inc.
Kahului, Maui
Executive Dir: John Tomoso

November:

Maui County Office of Aging

 

 

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