Thursday, May 1, 2014


Writer’s Workshop: Making the Earth Tremble with Juliet S. Kono
Monday, May 19th 7pm - 9pm
Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Avenue, St Paul, MN
Free and open to the public.
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How can writers make the earth tremble? By being ORIGINAL. Originality in poetry is what makes for good writing. Originality (a distinct voice), the force behind your creativity, is what distinguishes you and your work from others. Come and learn how to transform your “feelings into virtues” *. *(From "Teaching Poetry Writing," by Joseph I. Tsujimoto.)

Juliet S. Kono has written two books of poetry, "Hilo Rains" and "Tsunami Years," a collaborative work of linked poems with three other poets called "No Choice But to Follow," a collection of short stories, "Ho’olulu Park and the Pepsodent Smile", and a novel, "Anshu: Dark Sorrow," all published by Bamboo Ridge Press. I have rated Anshu with a rare 4.5 of five worms for Ima's Bookworm Review!

Over the years, she has won several awards: the Elliot Cades Award for Literature, the American Japanese National Literary Award, the Ka Palapala Po’okela Award for Excellence in Literature, and was a recipient of a US/Japan Friendship Commission Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship in 1999. In 2006, she won the Hawai’i Award for Literature. She is also a Shin Buddhist Priest and teaches composition and creative writing at Leeward Community College.

Write an earthquake!
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