Savant Books and Publications and its imprint Aignos Publishing, in association with Hawaii Kai Retirement Community (HKRC) and the HKRC Creative Writers Group are pleased to announce a 

Saturday 14 March 2020 GATHERING
of Writers, Authors, Poets, Recording Artists and Audio-Video Producers


Watch here for details concerning a 2021 Gathering

2015 and 2016 Annual Gathering of
Honolulu Writers, Authors and Poets

THE GATHERINGS, from 1 to 5 p.m., were meetings of international writers, authors, poets, recording artists, publishers, media and interested public. The event was held in the Parlor Room of the Famous Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki.

Not a typical "writers' conference," it was rather a place for writers, authors, and poets (published or unpublished), editors, publishers, agents, publicists -- in short, anyone interested in any aspect of publishing -- to schmooze together one-on-one. A single $25 entrance fee included the opportunity to pitch an unpublished manuscript or poem directly to publishers. 

Organized by Savant Books and Publications, this unique meeting format was  designed by the Neurobiological Learning Society and co-sponsored by the Pacific Rim Book Festival

Photos from 2015 Gathering

These Gatherings were immediately followed by the

The prize for the overall winner was a $1000 cash appearance fee and transportation to the gala awards ceremony in Honolulu.

2015 Savant awardees honored (in alphabetical order by last name):

Hans Brinckmann IN THE EYES OF THE SON (biography/autobiography/memoir)
Helen R. Davis CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (unpublished manuscript)
A. G. Hayes THE JUDAS LIST (general fiction)
Don "Four Arrows" Jacobs LAST SONG OF THE WHALES (young adult)
R. Page Kaufman TROPIC OF CALIFORNIA (regional literature)
Suzanne Langford (ed) VOLUTIONS - 2014 SAVANT POETRY ANTHOLOGY (poetry)
Leon Puissegur THE OIL MAN (science fiction)
Richard Rose THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES (wild card)

For more information see

Photos from 2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival Awards Ceremony