August 2017 Meeting

posted Aug 28, 2017, 3:31 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 3:31 PM ]
The August Haiku Northwest meeting took place on August 24, 2017 at the main library in Bellevue, Washington, with six poets present: Terran Campbell, Dianne Garcia, C. R. Manley, Tanya McDonald, Michelle Schaefer, and Michael Dylan Welch. We passed around recent haiku books for show and tell. Tanya suggested that we start our meetings half an hour earlier at 6:30 to give us additional time to socialize or to start discussing poems earlier. Among various announcements, Michael said he’ll be giving workshops at East West Bookshop in Seattle on September 9 and in Auburn on October 5, and a presentation for the Japan Fair at Bellevue College on October 4. Michael and Tanya will be reading at Redmond’s new Brick and Mortar Books on October 6 for the WA129 statewide poetry anthology. In addition, Nicholas Klacsanzky will be hosting a haiku walk at Shoreline’s Kruckeberg Botanic garden at 2:00 pm on September 2. We spent the remainder of the meeting sharing and critiquing haiku, noting everyones distinctive style.