2018 Events

Haiku Northwest invites you to attend any of our free monthly meetings. 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 18, 2018

Haiku Northwest featured at SoulFood Poetry Night

SoulFood Coffee House
15748 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington

Featuring Terran Campbell, Rick Clark, Dianne Garcia, Roy Kindelberger, Curtis Manley, Tanya McDonald, Michelle Schaefer, and Michael Dylan Welch

January 25, 2018

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Redmond Library
15990 NE 85th Street
Redmond, Washington

Meet in meeting room 2
Election of 2018 Haiku Northwest officers
Meeting coordinator: Tanya McDonald


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 22

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Redmond Library
15990 NE 85th Street
Redmond, Washington

Meet in conference room

March 22

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

At the home of Michelle Schaefer, 10535 NE 201st Street, Bothell, Washington

Special business meeting—everyone welcome!

April 17

International Haiku Poetry Day



April 26

Monthly Meeting, 6:30 pm
(note earlier start time)

Redmond Library
15990 NE 85th Street
Redmond, Washington

Meet in meeting room 1
Meeting coordinator: Michael Dylan Welch

May 18–20

Haiku Canada Weekend

Bishop’s University
Lennoxville, Quebec


May 24

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm



June 8–10

Pacific Northwest Annual Meeting

Brightwater Center
Woodinville, Washington


June 28

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm



July 7?

Tanabata Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden


July 7–8

Japan Fair
(formerly Aki Matsuri)

Meydenbauer Center
Bellevue, Washington


July 26

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm



August 23

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm



August 24, 25

Moonviewing Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden
(with haiku contest)

Festival held for two nights this year

September 27

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm



September ??

Porad Haiku Award Deadline [submission deadline to be announced]

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


October 6?

Japan Festival [date to be announced]

Bellevue College
Bellevue, Washington


October 25–28

Seabeck Haiku Getaway
(our eleventh anniversary retreat)
(no regular monthly meeting in October)

Seabeck Conference Center
Seabeck, Washington

Our theme for the weekend is the sense of sight, with Abigail Friedman as our featured guest

November 29

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm
(one week later to avoid Thanksgiving)



December 27

Monthly 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 moonviewing festival, which usually includes a haiku contest.

Click also to see event listings for 201720162015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.