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Pacific Northwest Annual Meeting

June 8–10, 2018
Brightwater Center
Woodinville, Washington

Annual Meeting for the Pacific Northwest Region of
 the Haiku Society of America

The Pacific Northwest region of the Haiku Society of America is pleased to welcome you to its 2018 annual meeting at Brightwater Center. The center features an industrial wastewater treatment facility (look for the poetry installations), plus beautiful grounds for walking, including wooded trails, a spiral lookout hill, a creek, ponds, and demonstration gardens. The visitor center includes an interactive museum and public art installations (see photos and maps below—click any image to enlarge it). A highlight of the weekend will be a guided educational tour of the treatment plant (hardhats and safety vests provided), plus presentations and workshops focusing on ecology and the environment. While our main activities will be on Saturday, Friday evening and Sunday activities are also planned. All events are FREE, except for a catered lunch on Saturday, and other meals.

If you plan on attending, please submit the registration form by May 25 (after this date, you can still attend, but we may not be able to guarantee a catered lunch for you). Also see below for suggested accommodations. Hope you can join us!

Friday, June 8

5:00 pm                Informal dinner at Beardslee Public House
                               19116 Beardslee Boulevard, Bothell, Washington

7:00–9:00 pm     Haiku reading at The Den Coffee Shop
                               10415 Beardslee Boulevard, Bothell, Washington

Saturday, June 9

Brightwater Center (see website)
22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, Washington

8:30 am                Set up (we’ll provide snacks, coffee, tea, and water)
9:00 am                Introductions, led by Angela Terry, and round of reading
9:15 am                 Jason Wirth — “Ecology in the Buddhist Tradition”
10:00 am              Break
10:15 am              Richard Tice — “Ecological Awareness in Japanese Haiku”
10:45 am              Tanya McDonald — 
H2O Haiku Workshop
12:00 noon           Sandwich lunch catered by PotBelly ($9 each; preorder using registration form)
1:00 pm                Katelyn Hunt — “Overview of the Brightwater Treatment Plant”
1:30 pm                a) Tour of Brightwater Treatment Plant for up to 25 people, closed-toe shoes required
                               (names chosen by lottery, if necessary, with a request for local people
                               to possibly plan a tour another time)
Haiku Walk — explore the gardens and grounds (if not touring the plant) — see map (click to enlarge)
3:00 pm                Break
3:15 pm                 Michael Dylan Welch — “Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: Giving Attention to Our Environment”
                               Followed by a haiku workshop (featuring poems written on the tour or haiku walk, and other poems)
4:30 pm                David Berger — “Ecology and Salmon”
5:00 pm                Wrap-up
5:15 pm                 Cleanup (out by 5:30 pm)
5:45 pm                 Dinner at Kaiten Sushi Connections
                                17650 140th Avenue NE, Woodinville, Washington

Sunday June 10

10:30 am              Brunch at Alexa’s Café, 10115 Main Street, Bothell, Washington
12:00 noon           Haiku walk and exploration of Country Village
                               (funky outdoor arts mall with shops, restaurants, pond, caboose, and . . . chickens)
                               23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, Washington

Brightwater Center Museum

Brightwater Center Community Room

Brightwater Center Location, northeast of Seattle

Tour photo

Tour photo


The following are some nearby hotel options in the Bothell and Woodinville area:

Comfort Inn & Suites
1414 228th Street SE, Bothell, Washington

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
19333 North Creek Parkway, Bothell, Washington

McMenamins Anderson School
18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, Washington

Hampton Inn & Suites
19211 Woodinville Snohomish Road NE, Woodinville, Washington