2016 Events

Haiku Northwest invites you to attend any of our free monthly meetings, and our special annual meeting on May 14, 2016, which supplements our regular monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday evening of most months. For 2016, our monthly meetings will all be in Lake Forest Park, at the Third Place Commons Stadler Room. Listed here are all our 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, 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 additional details). 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 28, 2016

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park (all meetings here at the Stadler Room)

 

February

National Haiku Writing Month

Visit the NaHaiWriMo website and the Facebook page

Write at least one haiku per day for each day of February

February 25

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

Featured reading: Tanya McDonald

March 24

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

 

April 17

Haiku Day at the Seattle Japanese Garden
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Seattle Japanese Garden
Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

Readings, workshops, craft activities, haiku walks, and more, to celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day

May 20–22

Haiku Canada Weekend

Whitehorse, Yukon

 

May 26

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

 

June 23

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

Haiku Stances
workshop: Michael Dylan Welch

July 9

Tanabata Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden

 

July 28

Summer Picnic, 5:30 pm

Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland

Bring your own dinner and some poems to share 

August 12–14

Haiku Society of America National Meeting (see schedule)

Ramona House, 1542 NW 14th (at Quimby), Portland, Oregon

 

September 3–4

Japan Fair
(Japanese Fall Festival, formerly Aki Matsuri)

Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue (new location)

No Haiku Northwest booth this year

September 15

Porad Haiku Award Deadline

See submission guidelines (winners announced at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway in October)

 

September 17

Moonviewing

Seattle Japanese Garden (with haiku contest)

 

September 22

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

 

October 27–30

Seabeck Haiku Getaway (our ninth annual retreat)

Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck
Featured guest: Sonja Arntzen

Our theme for the weekend is the sense of smell

November

[no meeting]


 

 December 8

Holiday Party, 6:30 pm

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

MEETING CANCELLED BECAUSE OF SNOW.

 January 26, 2017

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Kirkland Library
308 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, Washington

 

 

Please also check the schedule for the Seattle Japanese Garden (see this website also). Several of the garden’s events typically include a haiku component, such as the 2016 moonviewing event, which will be held September 17, 2016.

Click also to see event listings for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.