Today we sit down with the multi talented Wendie Burbridge…a professional blogger, published writer, playwright, and a teacher of literature and writing. We not only discuss her own personal story concerning her reason for leaving Hawaii, but her past here on these islands.
Wendie started writing when she left theatre and began to get her work published through local presses. Her first was a piece called “Miss World” which was published in 2004 by Bamboo Ridge Press http://www.bambooridge.com/. She also won “Best New Writer (to Bamboo Ridge)” for my story. They also published a short story called “The Finder” in 2005, and she also read an abridged version of “The Finder” on a Hawaii Public Radio show called “Aloha Shorts” http://www.bambooridge.com/planet.aspx?pid=3
Wendie has also been published by ‘Oiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal, Volumes 3 and 4 http://www.hawaii.edu/oiwi/ her poem “Howl at the Womb, with thanks to Allen Ginsberg” was published in Volume 3: Huliau, and her short story “The Cave Man” was published in this fall 2010 ‘Oiwi 4, Kupa‘a Makou ma hope o ka ‘Aina (We Stand Firm Behind the Land) — Kanaka Maoli Voices on Annexation, Statehood, and Ceded Lands. The cool thing about ‘Oiwi is that they only publish Native Hawaiian writers.
In 2009, she worked with a hui (group) of writers who put together scenes, poems, and monologues for a play called “The Statehood Project.” Wendie’s piece called “The Dance” opened the production for Kumu Kahua theatre. “The Dance” was also included in the Fat Ulu publication of the same name:http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-statehood-project-a-spontaneous-collaboration/5387555
Wendie was also published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in their “Goddess Speaks” column:http://archives.starbulletin.com/content/20081214_the_goddess_speaks
Currently Wendie works on the FIVE-0 blog, The Five-0 Redux, for The Honolulu Pulse, which is the online magazine for The Honolulu Star Advertiser.http://www.honolulupulse.com/category/blogs/five-0-redux
She recently started writing a travel blog of sorts called “Off The Rock” for Sweatpants and Coffee http://sweatpantsandcoffee.com/author/wendie-burbridge/
To sum things up:
Wendie is a contributing editor and writer of the travel blog “Off The Rock” and the book review blog “Hot Cocktail Reads” at sweatpantsandcoffee.com. She also writes the “Hawaii Five-0” blog “The Five-0 Redux” at the honolulupulse.com for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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