2013 Events

Our 25th Anniversary Year
Haiku Northwest looks forward to another great year in 2013—our 25th anniversary year. Listed here are all our monthly meetings, a few special events, plus significant regional or national events. If you’re giving a 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. 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.
 

2013 Haiku Northwest Events

 

Date

Event

Location

Featured Reader

January 24

Monthly meeting

Community Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

February 28

Monthly meeting

Community Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

March 28

Monthly meeting

At the home of Nu Quang
(please email Tanya McDonald
at
haikunw1988@gmail.com
for the location)

March 29–31

Sakura-Con

Washington State
Convention Center, Seattle

No Haiku Northwest presence this year, but do check it out!

April 6–7

Sakura Days Japan Fair
(haiku performances, etc.)

VanDusen Gardens
Vancouver, B.C.

April 10

Responsive Tanka Workshop with Amelia Fielden and Michael Dylan Welch

Lake Forest Park Library
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, Washington
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

April 17

National Haiku Poetry Day

No local events
planned this year.

April 25

Monthly meeting

Community Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

April 26–28

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

Seattle Center, Seattle

May 23

Monthly meeting

Community Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

June 21–23

Haiku Society of America National Quarterly Meeting

Wing Luke Museum on June 22
719 S King Street, Seattle

June 27

Monthly meeting

Community Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

July 7

Tanabata Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden

 

July 19–21

Gabriola Haiku Weekend

Drumbeg House and Gabriola Commons, Gabriola Island, B.C.

July 25

Monthly meeting

Community Room, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park OR summer potluck (details to be announced)

August 10–11

Arts in Nature Festival

Camp Long, West Seattle

No Haiku Northwest presence this year, but do check it out! 

August 14–18

Haiku North America Conference

Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

August 17

Moonviewing
(with haiku-writing contest)

Seattle Japanese Garden
Washington Park Arboretum

August 22

Monthly meeting

Lake Forest Park Library
17171 Bothell Way NE
  Lake Forest Park, Washington

August 31 (extended to September 9)

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

Please click for
submission instructions

September 7–8

Aki Matsuri
(Japanese Fall Festival)

Bellevue College, Bellevue

September 15

Haiku Northwest’s 25th Anniversary Day

Potluck picnic at O. O. Denny Park in Kirkland

September 26

Monthly meeting

For location information, please contact haikunw1988@gmail.com.

October 10–13

Seabeck Haiku Getaway featuring Marco Fraticelli

Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, Washington

Haiku Northwest’s annual haiku retreat

October 24

Monthly meeting

Meeting Room 3
Bellevue Central Library
1111 110th Avenue NE in Bellevue (meeting starts at 6:30 pm)

November 28

Monthly meeting

NO MEETING THIS MONTH

December 10
(Tuesday)

Monthly meeting

Lake Forest Park Library
17171 Bothell Way NE
  Lake Forest Park, Washington (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.
 
Click also to see event listings for 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.