Tom will read at Volcano Garden Arts gallery at a Saturday evening gala hosted by Ira Ono. The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. on January 12th at this celebrated Volcano Village landmark. Light refreshments will be served. The gallery is located at 19-3834 Old Volcano Road. For more information visit www.VolcanoGardenArts.com or call 967-7216.
Due to popular demand, Tom read for a second time in downtown Hilo at Basically Books. The December 8th reading brought in people who hadn’t been able to attend the November event, and another lively discussion ensued. Several of Tom’s writing students joined the group, and Bookstore owner Christine Reed took some video of the reading and book signing. (Photos by Catherine Robbins, pictured with Tom, bottom right)
After an exciting, standing-room-only November reading at Basically Books in downtown Hilo, the longtime independent bookstore asked Tom to come back for a hana hou reading on Saturday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m.
Tom received a warm welcome at his November 11 reading at Native Books in Honolulu, hub of Hawaiʻi’s Native Hawaiian literary scene.
(Photos by Catherine Robbins)
On November 1 Tom shared the stage with renowned Hawaiʻi author, Wayne Moniz in the courtyard of Whole Foods Maui in Kahului. Tom read the dramatic opening scenes from Daughters of Fire and Wayne mesmerized the crowd with excerpts from his latest book of short stories, Beyond the Reef, Stories of Maui in the World. Mahalo to Wayne Moniz and Whole Foods’ Elyse Ditzel for organizing this event!
Chris Vandercook interviewed Tom about Daughters of Fire on Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s “The Conversation” program on November 6. Listen here (Tom’s interview begins at minute 46): http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/content/conversation-tuesday-november-6th
It was packed houses at Tom’s November readings in Kona and Hilo. Here are pictures from the readings at Kona Stories on November 6 and at Basically Books in Hilo on November 10.