"Writing is an act of faith,
not a trick of grammar."

- E.B. White    

Aloha kākou!

Hawaiʻi Fiction Writers welcomes all storytellers seeking community and craft. Our diverse group of passionate writers spans genres and generations. Together we celebrate the literary spirit of our islands and beyond.

Gather with us to meet fellow creatives, share your work-in-progress, and get thoughtful feedback in an encouraging, good-humored atmosphere. Our readings, workshops, contests, and publications showcase the talent flourishing in our island neighborhoods and global ʻohana.

Through the written word we support and inspire each other's voice and vision. We laugh, learn, and grow as writers. Hawaiʻi Fiction Writers embraces the chance to meet, connect, and craft stories together. Let us be part of your literary journey!

Join us and let’s talk a little story, shall we? 

General Meetings

The 1st Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in the meeting room of the ʻĀina Haina Public Library.

Read & Critique Meetings

The 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in the parish hall of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Kaimuki in Kaimukī.

Coming Up

Celebrating Bamboo Ridge Press 45th Anniversary!

Bamboo Ridge Press founding editors Eric Chock and Darrell H. Y. Lum return with Juliet S. Kono to curate a new anniversary anthology celebrating 45 years of literary mischief-making in Hawaiʻi. With contributions from sixty-eight talented writers, Bamboo Ridge, Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts Issue #124 features poems and stories that explore themes of cultural identity, art, resistance, and community. It’s a collection that honors the resilience of local storytelling and Hawaiʻi’s literary spirit, reaffirming Bamboo Ridge’s commitment to foster, embrace, and preserve AANHPI voices. With over 400 pages, Issue #124 is one of the largest in the press’s history.

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HFW Book Club!

Hey Livrophiles! The HFW Book Club is meeting again on Saturday, November 11th from 9-11 am to discuss our next literary selection - Horse by Geraldine Brooks.

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HFW Book Club!

Hey bookworms! The HFW Book Club is meeting again on Saturday, October 14th from 9-11 am to discuss our next literary selection - Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck.

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CoverWyrld - Book Cover Design

After 35+ years as a writer, graphic designer, theater creator, and visual storyteller, I know how to craft truly one-of-a-kind book covers that capture the essence of your novel. My name is Brett Botbyl, member of Hawaiʻi Fiction Writer and the web manager. With CoverWyrld, my custom designs feature all original artwork, made especially for you, not plucked from some template.

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