2017 Events

Haiku Northwest invites you to attend any of our free monthly meetings. For 2017, our monthly meetings will start out at the Kirkland Library308 Kirkland Avenue in Kirkland, Washington. 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 may 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!

January 26, 2017Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pmKirkland Library
308 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, Washington
Election of 2017 Haiku Northwest officers
February National Haiku Writing MonthVisit the NaHaiWriMo website and the Facebook pageWrite at least one haiku per day for each day of February
February 23Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pmStadler Room
Third Place Commons
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park
Discussion of Martin Lucas’s essay, “Haiku as Poetic Spell”
March 23Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pmBellevue Library
1111 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, Washington
Meet in meeting room 3
April 17International Haiku Poetry Day  
April 27Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pmKirkland Library
308 Kirkland Avenue

Kirkland, Washington
May 19–21Haiku Canada WeekendToronto, Ontario 
June 3Haiku Northwest
Annual Meeting

(no monthly meeting
May 25)
Meet at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center at 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard in Seattle at 10:00 a.m., and then at the Magnolia Library, 2801 34th Avenue W, Seattle, for presentations and readings. More details to come. 
June 29Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm  
July 1
Tanabata FestivalSeattle Japanese Garden 
July 8–9Japan Fair
(formerly Aki Matsuri)
Meydenbauer Center
Bellevue, Washington
July 27Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm  
August 31Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm  
September 13–17Haiku North America ConferenceSanta Fe, New Mexico 
September 9
Moonviewing FestivalSeattle Japanese Garden
(with haiku contest)
September 20Porad Haiku Award DeadlineSee submission guidelines (winners announced at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway in October) 
September 28Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm  
October 26–29Seabeck Haiku Getaway
(our tenth anniversary retreat)
Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, WashingtonOur theme for the weekend is the sense of taste
November 30Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm  
December TBDHoliday Party, 6:30 pm  
January 25, 2018Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm  

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 2017 moonviewing festival, which will be held [date to be announced], 2017.

Click also to see event listings for 20162015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.