Through publisher Grayson Books, Eric Paul Shaffer has recently released a collection of poems in a book entitled, A Million Dollar Bill.
He has a few scheduled readings around town. Check him out!
Saturday, October 29, at 2:00 p.m., in the Reading Room at the Hawai‘i State Public Library
Sunday, October 30, at 3:00 p.m., at the Kāne‘ohe Pulic Library
Tuesday, November 1, at 6:00 p.m., at the Kapolei Public Library
Shaffer is the author of five books of poetry, including Lāhaina Noon; Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen; and Portable Planet. More than 400 of his poems have appeared in more than 200 local and national reviews as well as many in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales. Shaffer has received a number of local literary awards, including the 2002 Elliot Cades Award, a 2006 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Award for Lāhaina Noon, and the 2009 James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry. He teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Honolulu Community College.
Chris McKinney’s new book dives into Honolulu’s mysterious underworld. McKinney has
carved out a moai-size reputation with novels that are tough, smart and grounded. Since The Tattoo, his first book, in 2000, the Honolulu Community College writing professor has grown a Mainland and world audience. Then his marriage and life fell apart and McKinney discovered his own depths—and dove into Honolulu’s underworld, the subject of his sixth novel, Yakudoshi: Age of Calamity (Mutual Publishing, September). [Excerpt from a September 2016 Honolulu Magazine article]
Read the full Honolulu Magazine article here: