2014 Events

Haiku Northwest looks forward to another great year in 2014—our 26th 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 usually start at 6:30 p.m. with informal socializing, with a more formal 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 Angela Terry at haikunw1988@gmail.com. We’ll update this content as soon as we confirm the details.
 

2014 Haiku Northwest Events

Date

Event

Location

Notes

January 23

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

1111 110th Avenue NE in Bellevue (meeting room 3)

February 27

Monthly meeting

Kirkland Library meeting room
308 Kirkland Avenue in Kirkland

March 1

Art and Music Haiku Walk

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue, Seattle

March 27

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

1111 110th Avenue NE in Bellevue (meeting room 3)

April 5–6

Sakura Days Japan Fair
(haiku performances, etc.)

VanDusen Gardens
Vancouver, B.C.

Featured reader:
Ruth Yarrow

April 17

National Haiku Poetry Day

Haiku Reading
SoulFood Poetry Night
SoulFood Coffeehouse, Redmond

April 18–20

Sakura-Con

Washington State
Convention Center, Seattle

Read about
Haiku Northwest involvement.

April 24

Monthly meeting

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

April 25–27

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

Seattle Center, Seattle

No Haiku Northwest involvement planned this year, but check it out!

May 22

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

1111 110th Avenue NE in Bellevue (meeting room 3)

Featured reader: Ramesh Anand, visiting from India

June 26

Monthly meeting

Bellevue Regional Library

1111 110th Avenue NE in Bellevue (meeting room 3)

Featured reader: Richard Tice

July 6

Tanabata Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden

July 24

Monthly meeting

Potluck at Ballard Locks (tentative)

August 9–10 (NOT happening in 2014; will return in 2015)

Arts in Nature Festival

Camp Long, West Seattle





August 28

Monthly meeting

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

September 1

Porad Award haiku contest deadline (sponsored by Haiku Northwest)

Please click for
submission instructions

September 6–7

Aki Matsuri

(Japanese Fall Festival)

Bellevue College, Bellevue

September 6

Moonviewing
(with haiku-writing contest)

Seattle Japanese Garden
Washington Park Arboretum

September 25

Monthly meeting

Redmond Regional Library
15990 NE 85th St in Redmond (meeting room 1)
Featured reader: Michael Dylan Welch

October 16–19

Seabeck Haiku Getaway featuring Alan Pizzarelli

Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, Washington

Haiku Northwest’s annual haiku retreat

October 23

Monthly meeting

CANCELLED this month [Haiku Northwest officers will hold an organizational meeting on October 24]

 November 13

Monthly meeting (combining October and November) 

 Bellevue Regional Library

1111 110th Avenue NE in Bellevue (meeting room 3)

 November 16

 Bunka no Hi (Japanese Cultural Festival)

Japanese Cultural Center 

 Haiku events, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  January 22, 2015Monthly Meeting Stadler Room,  Third Place Commons,  Lake Forest Park,  WA 
 
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 20132012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.