2010 Events

For Haiku Northwest, 2010 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 second Thursday of each month (for 2010), 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 Tanya McDonald at haikunw1988@gmail.com. We'll update this content as soon as we confirm the details.
 

Date

Event

Location

Featured Reader

January 14 (2nd Thurdsay)

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

David Ash

February 11

Monthly meeting

Redmond Regional Library (meeting room #2)

Richard Tice 

March 11

Monthly meeting

Mercer Island Library (large meeting room)

Ann Spiers

April 2–4

Sakura-Con

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

Haiku Northwest table and panel discussion

April 8

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

 (meeting room #3) 

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May 2

Joint meeting with
Port Townsend and Bellingham Haiku Groups

Farmhouse Restaurant, near Mount Vernon

Padilla Bay Nature Reserve

May 13

Monthly meeting

Seattle Japanese Garden

"For the Love of Issa" presentation by
Michael Dylan Welch

June 10

Monthly meeting

Seattle Japanese Garden

"Jack Kerouac's Haiku" presentation by
Tanya McDonald

June 25–27

Haiku Society of America National Quarterly Meeting

Seattle Asian Art Museum and other locations

July 8

Monthly meeting

Seattle Japanese Garden

"Chiyo-ni's Haiku" presentation by Richard Tice

August 12

Monthly meeting

Seattle Japanese Garden

"Haiku Phrasing: Sound Bites from Basho, Buson, and Issa" presentation by Dean Summers

September 9

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

 (meeting room #3) 

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September 11–12

Aki Matsuri
(Japanese Fall Festival)

Bellevue College,
Bellevue, Washington

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October 2

Joint meeting with
Port Townsend Haiku Group

Olympic Hostel and
Point Wilson Lighthouse

Port Townsend, Washington

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October 11
(deadline extended from October 4)

Porad Award haiku contest deadline (sponsored by Haiku Northwest and the Washington Poets Association)

Please click for
submission instructions

October 14

Monthly meeting

At the home of William Scott Galasso in Edmonds, Washington (please ask for directions)

November 4–7

Seabeck Haiku Getaway

Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, Washington

Haiku Northwest’s annual haiku retreat—featuring Charles Trumbull, editor of Modern Haiku. Don’t miss it!

November 10 (Wednesday)

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

 (meeting room #1—large meeting room)

December 9

Monthly meeting

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

 

Please also check the schedule for the Seattle Japanese Garden. Several of the garden's events typically include a poetry component, such as Tanabata (early July) and the Moonviewing festival (usually August).

 

Click also to see 2011 events and 2009 events.