2011 Events

Haiku Northwest looks forward to another stimulating year in 2011. 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 2011), 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 13

Monthly meeting

Redmond Regional Library

(meeting room #1)

February 10

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room #3)

March 10

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room #3)

Dianne Garcia

March 25–27

Haiku Society of America National Quarterly Meeting

San Diego, California

April 1-3

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

Seattle Center, Seattle

April 14

Monthly meeting

Nichiren Buddhist Temple
501 S. Jackson St. #202, Seattle

April 22–24

Sakura-Con

Washington State

Convention Center, Seattle

Haiku Northwest table and haiku workshop

May 12

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room #3) 

June 3–5

Haiku Society of America National Quarterly Meeting

Bend, Oregon

June 9

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room #3) 

June 18

Joint meeting with the
Port Townsend Haiku Group

Bloedel Reserve
Bainbridge Island, Washington

July 14

Monthly meeting

Dejah Léger's home in Shoreline, Washington (please contact
Tanya McDonald for location)
  

Terran Campbell

July 16–17

Gabriola Haiku Weekend (tenth anniversary)

Gabriola Island, B.C.

August 3–7

 

Haiku North America Conference

 

Seattle Center,
Seattle, Washington
(banquet at the Space Needle)

August 11

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library (meeting room #3) 

Paul Miller (visiting
from Rhode Island)

August 20–21

Arts in Nature Festival

Camp Long, West Seattle

Haiku Northwest won't be participating this year, but please attend!

August 31

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

Please click for
submission instructions

 

September 8

Monthly meeting

Mercer Island Library
(this meeting starts at 6:30 pm)

 September 10–11

Aki Matsuri
(Japanese Fall Festival)

Bellevue College,
Bellevue, Washington

October 13–16
[no regular monthly meeting this month]

Seabeck Haiku Getaway

Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, Washington

Haiku Northwest’s annual haiku retreat

November 10

Monthly meeting

At the home of Nu Quang in Seattle (for the address, please email Tanya McDonald)

November
[postponed]

Joint meeting with the
Port Townsend Haiku Group

[postponed until the spring of 2012, to be held in the Seattle area]

December 8

Monthly meeting

Potluck holiday dinner at a location to be announced
(details sent by email)

January 12, 2012

Monthly meeting

Mercer Island Library
(this meeting starts at 6:30 pm)

 

Please also check the schedule for the Seattle Japanese Garden. Several of the garden's events typically include a haiku component, such as Tanabata (July 9, 2011) and the Moonviewing festival (August 13, 2011).

 

Click also to see 2010 events and 2009 events