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!

Date

Event

Location

Notes

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

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 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, in 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

Redmond Library
15990 NE 85th Street
Redmond, Washington

Meet in meeting room 2
Meeting coordinator: Tanya McDonald

June 8–10

Pacific Northwest Annual Meeting

Brightwater Center
22505 State Route 9 SE
Woodinville, Washington

Celebrating the environment and ecology, with presentations and workshops by David Berger, Katelyn Hunt, Tanya McDonald, Angela Terry, Richard Tice, Michael Dylan Welch, and Jason Wirth

June 28

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

Kirkland Library
308 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, Washington

Conference room

July 7

Tanabata Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden

 

July 7–8

Japan Fair
(formerly Aki Matsuri)

Meydenbauer Center
Bellevue, Washington

Michael Dylan Welch will be reading haiku on July 8, 11:00 am

July 26

Monthly Meeting, 6:00 pm
(note earlier start time)

Potluck dinner meeting and bring haiku to share at the home of Michelle Schaefer in Bothell, Washington. For more information (including Michelle’s address), please contact haikunw1988@gmail.com.

 

August 23

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

Kirkland Library
308 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, Washington

Conference room

August 25

Moon Viewing Festival

Seattle Japanese Garden
(with haiku contest)


September 20

Porad Haiku Award Deadline

See submission guidelines (winners announced at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway in October) — see contest winners and commentary

Our judge this year is Francine Banwarth

September 27

Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm

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

 

October 6

Japan Festival

Bellevue College
Bellevue, Washington

Staffing a haiku table

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—see the schedule

December 1 (Saturday)

Monthly Meeting (combined November and December meeting)

11:30 a.m. — Lunch at Vovito, 1100 4th Avenue, Seattle

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. — Haiku Northwest Meeting
Seattle Central Library1000 4th Avenue in Seattle. Meet in the Paccar Room 5 on the 4th floor

Schedule:

1. Welcome and introductions

2. Election of 2019 Haiku Northwest officers

3. Announcements

4. Hot Springs Haiku Weekend presentation by Michael Dylan Welch

5. Rounds of reading and critique (please bring a handout of poems you want to share and discuss)

6. Tan-renga or rengay session (depending on how many people attend)

7. Round-table discussion of writing plans for the year ahead

January 10, 2019 (note change to the second Thursday instead of the fourth)

Monthly Meeting

Bellevue Library
1111 110th Ave NE in Bellevue
Meeting Room 4

 


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.