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2012 Events

Haiku Northwest looks forward to another great year in 2012. Listed here are all our monthly meetings, a few special events, plus significant regional or national events. If you’re giving haiku workshop or know of another haiku event in the area, please let us know so we can add it. Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the fourth Thursday of each month this year, 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 12

Monthly meeting

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

February 9

Monthly meeting

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

February 12

Haiku Society of America National Quarterly Meeting

Seattle

March 4

Introductory Haiku Workshop
by Michael Dylan Welch

Seattle Japanese Garden
Washington Park Arboretum
Register for class number 80404.

March 7

“Is that a real haiku or did you write it yourself?” free teen haiku workshop
by Michael Dylan Welch

March 22

Monthly meeting

(we now start meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month, at least for most of 2012)

Stadler Meeting Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

April 6–8

Sakura-Con (anime convention)

Washington State
Convention Center, Seattle

Haiku Northwest table and haiku workshop

April 7–8

Sakura Days Japan Fair
(haiku performances and workshops, and more)

VanDusen Gardens
Vancouver, B.C.

April 13–15

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

Seattle Center, Seattle

April 14

“Haiku in the Woods” free haiku workshop and haiku walk led by Michael Dylan Welch, sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Beaver Lake Lodge
Beaver Lake Park, Sammamish
Free registratrion

April 17

National Haiku Poetry Day

4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Seattle Public Library
Capitol Hill Branch
425 Harvard Avenue E. in Seattle
For additional information, please contact garciadianne@hotmail.com.

Featured readers: Dianne Garcia, Katherine Hawkins, Christopher Herold, Dejah Léger, Carole MacRury, Tanya McDonald, Margaret McGee, Angela Terry, Richard Tice, and Michael Dylan Welch, plus open reading.

April 26

Monthly meeting

Stadler Meeting Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

May 24

Monthly meeting

Stadler Meeting Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

June

Joint meeting with the Port Townsend Haiku Group

Cancelled

June 23

Haiku workshop
at Padilla Bay Nature Center by Michael Dylan Welch
To register ($15 per person),
visit the Padilla Bay website or phone 360-428-1558 any day

June 28

Monthly meeting

Stadler Meeting Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

July 7

Tanabata Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden

 

July 20–22

Gabriola Haiku Weekend

Drumbeg House
Gabriola Island, B.C.

July 26

Monthly meeting

Stadler Meeting Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Originally scheduled for August 11–12 but cancelled for 2012

Arts in Nature Festival

Camp Long, West Seattle
Cancelled for this year

August 23

Monthly meeting

Potluck dinner at the home of William Scott Galasso in Shoreline, Washington [address and reminder will be sent by email]

August 31

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

Summer/Autumn?

Joint meeting with the Port Townsend Haiku Group

Seattle area

September 1

Moonviewing
(with haiku-writing contest)

Seattle Japanese Garden
Washington Park Arboretum

September 5–9

Haiku Pacific Rim Conference

Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, California

Akito Arima

September 8–9

Aki Matsuri
(Japanese Fall Festival)

Bellevue College, Bellevue

September 27

Monthly meeting

Stadler Meeting Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

October 11–14

Seabeck Haiku Getaway featuring Paul Miller

Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, Washington

Haiku Northwest’s annual haiku retreat

October 25

Monthly meeting

Stadler Meeting Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Tina Koyama and Sayeko Aoyama  from the Rainier Haiku Ginsha reading haiku from Waiting for Spring by Miyoko Koyama

November 29
(fifth Thursday instead of fourth)

Monthly meeting

Stadler Meeting Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

December 27

Monthly meeting

CANCELLED FOR THIS MONTH. Enjoy the holidays!

 

Please also check the schedule for the Seattle Japanese Garden. Several of the garden’s events typically include a haiku component.
 
Click also to see 2011 events, 2010 events, and 2009 events.