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Saturday, October 29 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Author - Bamboo Ridge # 122 Snaring New Suns: Speculative Works from Hawai’i and Beyond

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The premise of Bamboo Ridge # 122 is that science fiction and fantasy in the 2oth century was branded as “escapist,” but in the 21stcentury it has become clear that speculative art can be a tool for helping us navigate our way to better futures. The editors of Snaring New Suns received over 100 submissions to their call for speculative fiction from the Pacific and Oceania. 60 made the cut. A few of the best are presented here.

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Tom Gammarino

Tom Gammarino's most recent speculative novel is King of the Worlds. Recent shorter works have appeared, or will soon appear, in Interzone, SFS Stories, Kaleidotrope, and Tahoma Literary Review, among others. He has a PhD in English from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and currently... Read More →

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Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán

Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán is a multimedia artist, activist/organizer, critic, and educator. A Tulsa Artist Fellow and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, he is the author of Archipiélagos; Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking; and South Bronx Breathing Lessons; editor of the... Read More →
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Sloane Leong

Sloane Leong is a self-taught cartoonist, illustrator, and writer of Hawaiian, Chinese, Mexican, Native American and European ancestries. Through prose, illustration, and comics, she engages with visceral futurities and fantasies through a radical, kaleidoscopic lens, the extrapolation... Read More →
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Kalani Padilla

Kalani (she/they) Padilla is a Filipino-American, kama’aina poet from Mililani. Kalani is a Whitworth alumna of English (B.A.) and Theology, and currently tends home in Missoula, Montana.  Kalani is the recipient of the Hugo Fellowship at the University of Montana, the 2022 Madeline... Read More →
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Yasmine Romero

Yasmine Romero is an Associate Professor of English at UH West O’ahu. Her forthcoming book, Moving Across Whirlpools: Intersectionality in the Language and Writing Classroom, combines her research interests in intersectionality, critical narrative studies, and translingualism. Currently... Read More →
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Don Wallace

Don Wallace edits The Hawaii Review of Books (THROB), is contributing editor at Honolulu Magazine, received the Loretta Petrie award for outstanding service to Hawaiian literature in 2021, and is the author of Hot Water (fiction, Soho Press); One Great Game (nonfiction, Simon and... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2022 6:00pm - 7:15pm HST