2015 Events

This year, Haiku Northwest will schedule four special quarterly meetings on weekends, to supplement our regular monthly meetings on Thursday nights. For 2015, the monthly meetings will all be in Lake Forest Park, at the Third Place Commons Stadler Room. 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 occur on the fourth Thursday of each month this year, except as indicated. Note that we will not have a regular monthly meeting in those months when we have quarterly meetings. 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 content as soon as we confirm the details. See you at our next event!

Date

Event

Location

Notes

January 22

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

Stadler Room
Third Place Commons,
Lake Forest Park

William Scott Galasso, featured reader 

February 21

Quarterly Meeting

Meet at Graham Visitor Center, Washington Park Arboretum, at 10:30 a.m. for a haiku walk through the winter garden (bring a lunch), then meet at the Montlake Library, Seattle, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (everyone welcome!)

Includes workshop on gendai haiku led by Tanya McDonald 

March 26

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

Stadler Room
Third Place Commons,
Lake Forest Park

 

April 3–5

Sakura-Con

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

 

April 17

International Haiku Poetry Day

Details to be announced

 

April 23

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

Stadler Room
Third Place Commons,
Lake Forest Park

 

May 9

Annual Haiku Society of America Washington Regional Meeting
10:00 a.m.

Fremont Library in Seattle (morning haiku walk around quirky parts of Fremont, lunch at Blue Moon Burgers, then an afternoon of presentations and sharing on the theme of urban haiku)

 

May 15–17Haiku Canada WeekendVictoria, British Columbia 

June 25

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

Stadler Room
Third Place Commons,
Lake Forest Park

 

July 11

Tanabata Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden

 

July 23

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

Stadler Room
Third Place Commons,
Lake Forest Park

 

August 8

Quarterly Meeting

Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle (meet at metal tree sculpture
at 10:30 a.m. for a nature walk led by Kim Dietz, followed by a picnic lunch on the beach, rounds of haiku sharing, and then Michael Dylan Welch
s presentation on “Spiritual Freedom: Learning from Wassily Kandinsky”)

 

August 15Porad Haiku Award DeadlineSee submission guidelines
(winners announced at the
Seabeck Haiku Getaway in October)
 

August 29

Moonviewing

Seattle Japanese Garden
(with haiku contest) 

 

September 12–13

Aki Matsuri
(Japanese Fall Festival)

Bellevue College

 

September 24

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

Stadler Room
Third Place Commons,
Lake Forest Park

 

October 1–4

Seabeck Haiku Getaway

Seabeck Conference Center
Seabeck, Washington
Featured Guest: Randy Brooks

 

October 14–18

Haiku North America conference

Union College
Schenectady, New York

 

October 22

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

Stadler Room
Third Place Commons,
Lake Forest Park

Remembering
Marilyn Sandall 

November

NO meeting
this month


 

November

Bunka no Hi (Japanese Cultural Festival)

Japanese Cultural Center

No haiku events
this year

December 10

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

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

Meeting CANCELLED due to weather. 

January 28, 2016

Monthly Meeting
7:00 p.m.

Stadler Room
Third Place Commons,
Lake Forest Park

 

    

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 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.