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June 18, 2011 Joint Haiku Meeting at Bloedel Reserve

Northwest Haiku Gardens

The Seventh Joint Meeting of Haiku Poets in the Pacific Northwest

Hosted by the Port Townsend Haiku Group

 

Please join us on Saturday, June 18, for our seventh joint meeting of Pacific Northwest haiku poets, including the Seattle, Bellingham, and Port Townsend haiku groups, and welcoming the new Sequim haiku group. At Fay Bainbridge State Park, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and walking by the beach and water, and then, at nearby Bloedel Reserve, we’ll enjoy walking through the gardens, woods, and historic estate house, and writing and sharing our haiku. We will also hear a reading of Northwest Haiku Gardens, featuring garden-related haiku by members, edited by Christopher Herold. We will cap the day off with a kukai and then dinner. Come join your fellow haiku poets for an inspiring day together!

 

What to Bring

·         If you plan to come to lunch, bring your own and meet us in the park.

·         Bring four or five of your haiku to share (we’ll also be writing haiku during the day).

·         If you’d like to bring a broadside or mini-chapbook of your work as gifts, please feel free to do so. We won’t have room or time for the sale of books.

·         The weather has been fickle this year, so be prepared with layers, just in case.

 

Schedule

11:00–12:15                Meet at Fay Bainbridge State Park for a stroll and a chat. Bring a picnic lunch.

12:30–2:00                  Ginko (a stroll with the intention of writing haiku). Park at the Bloedel Reserve, and explore the grounds and write haiku on your own.

2:00–2:30                     Meet back at the teahouse for a round of introductions (where you live, what haiku group you’re with, and one of your haiku)

2:30–2:45                     Announcements

2:45–3:00                     Round Reading (two haiku each)

3:00–3:15                     Reading of Northwest Haiku Gardens (read the preface and see the book cover)

3:15–3:45                     Break and submission of one anonymous haiku for the kukai (haiku competition)—haiku written during the ginko (haiku walk) preferred.

3:45–4:45                     Kukai

4:45–5:00                     Round Reading (two haiku each)

5:00–5:15                     Mimi Call: A Special Reading

5:15–6:15                     Anonymous critique session (emphasis on showing, not telling)

6:45                                Dinner at Subi Japanese restaurant

 

 
 

Directions

To Fay Bainbridge State Park (for those coming with a picnic lunch)

Located on the northeast side of Bainbridge Island on Puget Sound in Kitsap County

 

Park address:

15446 Sunrise Drive

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

 

·         From Poulsbo: Take Highway 305 toward Bainbridge Island. Cross the Agate Pass Bridge. After three miles, come to stoplight and a big brown sign with directions to park. Turn left at traffic light onto Day Road NE. Travel approximately two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue to the park entrance, about two miles further.

·         From the Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry: Continue straight off the ferry onto Highway 305. Continue out of town for approximately five miles to a traffic light and big brown sign with directions to park. Here, turn right onto Day Road NE. Travel approximately two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue to the park entrance, about two miles further.

 

To Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Northeast Dolphin Drive

(after lunch at Fay Bainbridge State Park—look for Bloedel signs en route)

 
1.       Head northwest on Sunrise Drive NE              190 ft
2.       Turn right to stay on Sunrise Drive NE             492 ft
3.       Turn left onto NE Lafayette Avenue                0.6 mi
4.       Slight left onto Euclid Avenue NE                      0.4 mi
5.       Turn left onto Washington Avenue NE           233 ft
6.       Continue onto Phelps Road NE                          0.3 mi
7.       Turn right onto NE Hidden Cove Road             1.5 mi
8.       Turn right onto WA-305 N                                    0.8 mi
9.       Turn right onto NE Port Madison Road           0.4 mi
10.   Turn left (restricted usage road)                       0.6 mi

 

To Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Northeast Dolphin Drive

(straight from Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry—look for Bloedel signs en route)

 
1.       Head northwest on WA-305 N/Ferry Dock/Olympic Drive SE toward Harborview Drive SE
2.       Continue to follow WA-305 N                             6.0 mi
3.       Turn right onto NE Port Madison Road           0.4 mi
4.       Turn left (restricted usage road)                       0.6 mi
 

To Subi Restaurant, 403 Madison Avenue N

(from Bloedel Reserve)

1.       Go west on NE Dolphin Drive toward Agate Pass Road NE                             0.5 mi
2.       Turn left onto Agatewood Road NE                                                                         0.3 mi
3.       Turn left onto WA-305/WA-305 NE                                                                          5.2 mi
4.       Turn right onto NE High School Road                                                                       0.2 mi
NE High School Road is 0.6 miles past Madison Avenue N
5.       Enter next roundabout and take the third exit onto Madison Avenue N.       0.6 mi
6.       Subi Restaurant is on the right at 403 Madison Avenue N. in the “Pavilion”