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2009 Events

For Haiku Northwest, 2009 will be another busy year. Listed here are all our monthly meetings, a few special events, plus significant regional or national events. Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (for 2009), except as indicated. For meetings held at the Bellevue Regional Library, you can get directions by clicking our Monthly Meetings and Directions link. All dates and details are subject to change, and will be confirmed via the Haiku Northwest mailing list (through which you will be provided addresses for any meetings in private homes). To join our mailing list or to suggest haiku-related events to add to the following schedule, please contact Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com. We'll update this content as soon as we confirm the details.
 

Date

Event

Location

Featured Reader

January 8 (2nd Thurdsay)

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

Carole MacRury

February 5

Monthly meeting

Pigott Building, Seattle University, Seattle (meet in classroom 105, on the first floor in building 31 (Pigott)—click here for a campus map)

Michael Dylan Welch

March 5

Monthly meeting

Home of Wini Jaeger, Kirkland (if you’re not already on our mailing list, please phone or email for directions—see contact page)

Tanya McDonald

March 6–8

Haiku Society of America National Quarterly Meeting

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

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April 2

Monthly meeting

Pigott Building, Seattle University, Seattle (meet in classroom 208, on the second floor in building 31 (Pigott)—click here for a campus map)

Dave Baldwin

May 7

Monthly meeting

Home of Wini Jaeger, Kirkland (if you’re not already on our mailing list, please phone or email for directions—see contact page)

Winifred Jaeger

May 9

Tanka Symposium

12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m, Mercer Island Library,
4400 88th Avenue SE

Mercer Island, Washington
(206-236-3537)

Amelia Fielden

Michael Dylan Welch

May 16–17

Haiku Canada Weekend

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

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June 4

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room 1—large room)

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July 2

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room 1—large room)

Ida Freilinger

July 11

Joint meeting with Port Townsend Haiku Group

Marrowstone Island
(near Port Townsend)

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July 30

Monthly meeting (for August)

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room 3—small room)

Special Guest: Maiyim Baron from the Basho Memorial Museum in Yamagata, Japan

August 5–9

Haiku North America Conference

National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Do consider attending this great gathering of the haiku tribes!

August 6

NO MEETING
(meeting to be held July 30 instead so as not to conflict with HNA)

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September 3

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room 3—small room)

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September 12–13

Aki Matsuri (Japanese Fall Festival)

Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Washington

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September 26

Joint meeting with Port Townsend Haiku Group

Kubota Garden, Seattle

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October 1

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room 3—small room)

John Burgess

October 16–18

Seabeck Haiku Getaway

Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, Washington

Haiku Northwest’s annual haiku retreat. Don’t miss it!

November 5

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room 3—small room)

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December 3

Monthly meeting

Potluck holiday dinner at the home of Tanya McDonald (details sent by email)

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January 14, 2010 (meetings will move to the SECOND Thursday of the month starting in January)

Monthly meeting

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Please also check the schedule for the Seattle Japanese Garden. Several of the garden's events typically include a poetry component, such as Tanabata (July 5, 2009) and the Moonviewing festival (August 1, 2009). On May 4, 2009, the garden had the grand opening for its lovely new gatehouse entry village.

 

Haiku Northwest featured readers in 2008:

 

January 10, 2008: Connie Hutchison (our very first featured reader)
February 7: Ruth Yarrow
March 6: Mike Dillon
April 3: Mary Fran Meer
May 1: Helen Russell
June 5: no featured reader (we had a memorial reading of Robert Major's poems instead)
July 3: no featured reader
August 7: Terran Campbell
August 28 (held early, for the September meeting): Curtis Manley
October 2: William Scott Galasso
November 6: Dejah Leger
December 4: Angela Terry