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  • Awards for Hawai‘i Memoir Writing Guide and Brother Noland’s Wilderness Handbook

    9781935690535Watermark Publishing has swept the Special Interest Books category and received further recognition in the Design category at the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association’s 2015 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards. Honors were given to Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir: Advice and Exercises to Help You Tell Your Story by Darien Gee (Award of Excellence, Special Interest) and The Hawaiian Survival Handbook by Brother Noland, illustrated by Andrew J. Catanzariti and designed by Jen Tadaki Catanzariti (Honorable Mentions, Special Interest and Design). The awards, which recognize the best local books published during the previous calendar year, were announced at ceremonies held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the East-West Center.

    DarienGee_headshot Darien Gee

    “What an amazing gift it would be for the Hawaiian Islands and the rest of the world if more people started to write down what might otherwise be lost,” the competition’s judges observed in their comments regarding top award honoree Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir. “It’s a daunting task to actually sit down and know where to begin. Darien Gee has solved this problem. [This] book takes you through the process step by step…it takes the stress out of where to start and how to start. The format of Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir is inspiring in itself, creative and original in its design.”

    Gee is a nationally best-selling author with six novels to her credit. A resident of Waimea on the island of Hawai‘i, she continues to write fiction (also under the pen name Mia King) and teaches writing and publishing workshops.

    SurvivalHandbook_webThe judges praised Brother Noland’s The Hawaiian Survival Handbook as “a guide like no other, not just because it includes plants, animals and scenarios specific to Hawai‘i, but because it considers the culture and customs of the people that live here. This valuable collection of knowledge is a unique addition to the typical guidebooks about our islands.” In the Design category, the Survival Handbook was acknowledged “a very close second to the winner. Fresh and unique…its compact size, black-and-white illustrations and gently distressed cloth cover perfectly complement the subject matter. The judges also enjoyed the endlessly amusing titles such as, ‘How to Deal with Eels.’”

    Noland_SurvivalWeb Brother Noland

    Brother Noland is an accomplished Hawaiian musician and lifelong outdoorsman. He offers traditional Hawaiian tracking and outdoor skills workshops and camps for adults and children through his Ho‘ea Initiative program. The Hawaiian Survival Handbook is his second book to be recognized by the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association; The Lessons of Aloha: Stories of the Human Spirit, also from Watermark Publishing, was honored in the Nonfiction category in 2006. Husband-and-wife illustration-design team Andrew Catanzariti and Jen Tadaki Catanzariti have also collaborated on a Watermark Publishing children’s book, Wordsworth! Stop the Bulldozer!

    Each year, the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association presents the Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards to honor the best of Hawai‘i book publishing from the previous year. “Ka Palapala Po‘okela” literally translated from Hawaiian means “excellent manuscript.”

  • Brother Noland's Hō‘ea Initiative Tracking Camp - Summer 2015

    The Hawaiian Survival Handbook is the essential textbook for Brother Noland's Hō‘ea Initiative Tracking Camps. The next camp starts May 31, and there are still spots available. (Children and adults welcome.) Read on for more details about what these camps entail and info on how to sign up for the upcoming camp.

     

    With nature as the classroom, the Hō‘ea Initiative provides various training opportunities for youth and adults in a wide range of life skills, including wilderness survival, nature awareness, tracking, cultural appreciation and much more. These interactive camps and sessions are designed to immerse participants in nature while increasing self-reliance and appreciation of the natural world by introducing participants to the resources found in nature and teaching them how to recognize and utilize those resources. Participants learn a variety of skills to live off the land and ocean. Early Hawaiians lived and existed in total balance and harmony with all things in nature and their resources were nurtured and never depleted.

    The early Hawaiians knew and followed the seasons and cycles of all things in the universe following a spiritual protocol we call aloha...permission, conservation, preservation...sharing and sustaining life not just for one’s self but for the greater community. The Hō‘ea Initiative programs are a passionate effort to provide universal understandings inside all of us through indigenous knowledge and principals found outside in the natural world. We provide the opportunity to increase one’s peripheral vision and strengthen his or her whole mind-body-spirit completeness.

    Brother Noland and his Hōe‘a Initiative crew: HIT trainers Palakiko and Jenny Yagodich, and junior trackers Karina Jacang and Alex Johnstone. Brother Noland and his Hōe‘a Initiative crew: HIT trainers Palakiko and Jenny Yagodich, and junior trackers Karina Jacang and Alex Johnstone.

    All of Brother Noland’s Hō‘ea Initiative camps and sessions follow the same core format. Although the core format is always the same, we are also free with our planned curriculum so that we are able to move and adjust with the environment around us. Sometimes admiring an ‘ohana of monk seals or a visit from a pueo takes us away from our agenda…we allow freedom for these types of gifts from nature.

    Summer 2015 Tracking Camp Details:

    Adult Camp - Sunday, May 31st  2015 – Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

    Youth Camp – Wednesday, June 3rd 2015 – Friday, June 5th 2015

    **Adults have the option to stay the entire time, the 31st – 5th

    Fees/Costs:

    Airfare is the responsibility of each participant and the camp/session fee is $300 per person ($500 for adults staying for the entire camp).  This fee covers ground transportation on Moloka‘i, meals, activities and community speakers. Payment is due in cash or by check on made out to Hoea Initiative  by Monday, May 4th.

    Travel Reservations – Reservations are the responsibility of each participant. 

    • Please plan on arriving on Moloka‘i the afternoon of May 31st.
    • If you leave on the 3rd, please plan an early flight as we will be picking up the Junior Trackers on the first flights.
    • Please plan to leave the evening of the 5th.

    More details about specific flights will be available as we move closer to camp dates.

    Additional Details:

    We are asking that each participant bring the following with you to Moloka‘i:

    •   Your signed waiver
    •   Something organic to add to the food table (fruit or veggies from your yard or something similar)

    Contact Hō‘ea Initiative at hoeainitiative@aol.com or (808) 729-8293 to reserve your spot and obtain the necessary forms and detailed information.

    The Hawaiian Survival Handbook
    by Brother Noland
    Hardcover; 164 pp.

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  • Holiday Book Gift Guide 2014

    Need a little help with your holiday shopping this year? Well, first, let’s just say: Books make great gifts! (Especially for our keiki who could use a break from their screen time.)

    Here’s our gift checklist to give you a speedy way to cross at least a few folks off your list — and it’s all available on our newly redesigned online store for home delivery by Christmas! (Just be sure to place your order by December 18.)

    For the Perry & Price Posse Member

    Chances are good there’s at least one in your household—after all, this dynamic duo couldn’t have dominated Hawai‘i radio for more than three decades without their loyal listener posse. Perry on the Left, Price on the Right: Thirty Years with the Odd Couple of Island Radio, a brand-new large-format book, shares the behind-the-scenes stories of this unlikely pairing with of photos and KSSK memorabilia.

    $19.95, hardcover

    GET IT AUTOGRAPHED! Perry & Price will be at Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana, from 11AM – 1PM on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    For the Outdoors Enthusiast

    Experienced hikers probably know most of what’s contained in this fun, yet informative, handbook from lifelong outdoorsman (and award-winning musician!) Brother Noland, but they’ll still appreciate the whimsical line drawings and matter-of-fact approach. For those who have less experience, The Hawaiian Survival Handbook offers a crash-course in vital commonsense tips to take in before heading into the bush.

    $16.95, hardcover

    For the Aspiring Writer

    With the ‘ohana coming together for the holiday season, maybe now’s the time to get the best writer in the family motivated to chronicle your history! From nationally bestselling author Darien Gee (aka Mia King), Writing the Hawai‘i Memoir is a guide that goes beyond “how to” and gets you to completion through exercises and encouragement. Includes writing tips and inspiration from more than 20 of Hawai‘i’s best known writers, teachers, and storytellers.

    $14.95, softcover

    For the Keiki

    ‘Tis the season to give a gift that encourages your favorite child to use their imagination and appreciate our natural surroundings. In Wordsworth! Stop the Bulldozer! Wordsworth the Mouse’s best friend Emily has moved away, a new girl from Japan named Akiko is sitting in Emily’s chair at school and, worst of all, a bulldozer has invaded Wordsworth’s special koa grove where he thinks up new poems. What should Wordsworth do? Special gift set includes a tree-growing kit with three milo seeds (a type of tree in the hibiscus family, similar to hau, that came to Hawaii with the Polynesian settlers), a peat soil pod and instructions.

    $14.00, gift set including tree seeds and book

    $10.95, hardcover book alone

    For the Homesick Kama'aina

    Know someone who needs a taste of home? Send them this ‘ono gift pack with everything they’ll need to make their own SPAM® musubi (even directions on making them without a musubi mold!)—Jus’ Add Rice! Each set includes a copy of the award-winning From Kau Kau to Cuisine: An Island Cookbook, Then and Now by Arnold Hiura, featuring 60+ recipes from Chef Jason Takemura and KTA Super Stores’ Derek Kurisu; a Cane Haul Road dish towel, 8 packets of shoyu, a 10-sheet pack of nori and one can SPAM®.

    $45, complete gift set

    $29.95, hardcover book alone

  • SNEAK PEEK: Excerpts from Brother Noland's The Hawaiian Survival Handbook in HAWAI‘I Magazine

    The Hawaiian Survival Guide Excerpts in HAWAII MagazineHAWAI‘I Magazine has the exclusive scoop on a selection of excerpts from our upcoming release The Hawaiian Survival Handbook by celebrated musician and outdoorsman Brother Noland, with illustrations by Andrew J. Catanzariti.

    Here's what they had to say:

    Ooh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world, indeed, especially in Hawai‘i’s forests and offshore waters. Sure, hikers trekking our hundreds of miles of mountain and valley trails rarely need to worry about wild things leaping out in full attach mode. (Lions and tigers and bears? Not us!) And we’ve nary a poisonous species of flora or tick in our forests that’ll have you violently itching, scratching or curling up in pain. (Lyme disease is so mainland U.S.). Still, from sharks, eels and the occasional wild boar to rip tides, flash floods and leptospirosis, Hawai‘i does have its share of critters and conditions to beware of in our great outdoors. In the following exclusive excerpts from The Hawaiian Survival Handbook—an upcoming Hawai‘i-centric outdoor guide from HAWAI‘I Magazine sister company, Watermark Publishing—Native Hawaiian writer, outdoorsman, steward of Hawaiian culture and Nā Hokū Hanohano award-winning musician Brother Noland (nee Noland Conjugacion) shares survival techniques and skills handy for outdoor adventures in the Islands. Keep these near and be careful out there!

    HAWAII Magazine May/June 2014 issueTo see the excerpts, which range from "How to Avoid and Survive a Shark Attack" and "How to Deal with Eels" to "How to Read the Island Weather" and "How to Make Use of Native Plants," pick up a copy of the current (May/June 2014) issue on newsstands or download it for tablet today!

    Want to know more about The Hawaiian Survival Handbook? Read more and—pre-order it—at our online store. The hardcover handbook will be released in mid-summer, priced at $16.95.

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