Please see our Events page for details about our next meeting.
Haiku Northwest holds regular monthly meetings at 7:00 p.m., usually on the fourth Thursday of the month (unless that day is a holiday), and usually at the Bellevue Regional Library or at a member's home nearby (sometimes in Seattle). In addition to occasionally having a featured reader or other activity, our meetings focus on reading and discussing our poems. Members are encouraged to bring printed copies of five or six haiku, senryu, or tanka they plan to read (15 to 20 copies are usually sufficient, with all poems on one sheet). You are also welcome to just listen or comment if you'd rather not read your own work. We also share announcements of regional and national haiku events, show new books and journals related to haiku, and enjoy refreshments together. In addition, we sometimes have other events, such as formal poetry readings or nature walks. Everyone is welcome to attend any event, whether you're a member of Haiku Northwest or the Haiku Society of America or not, and all events are usually free. Please join us for our next meeting!
Where (unless announced otherwise):
Bellevue Regional Library
1111 110th Avenue NE
Directions to Library:
Driving from I-405 in Bellevue, take the NE 8th Street exit (Exit 13B) going westbound. From NE 8th Street, turn right (north) on 110th Avenue NE. The library is located at the corner of 110th Avenue NE and NE 10th Street. Free on-site parking is available.
For a location map of the library, visit MapQuest.com, or phone the library at 425-450-1765 (for directions only).
At 7:00 p.m., usually on the fourth Thursday of each month (but not for most of 2012). Regular meetings are most often scheduled to be held at the Bellevue Regional Library, but please confirm by contacting Haiku Northwest president Angela Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive notifications of events, please also request to join our mailing list.
See you at our next meeting!
National Quarterly Meetings of the Haiku Society of America:
On the weekend of June 21 through 23, 2013, Haiku Northwest hosted a National Quarterly Meeting of the Haiku Society of America at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle. Click here for more details.
On Sunday, February 12, 2012, Haiku Northwest hosted a National Quarterly Meeting of the Haiku Society of America at the Carkeek Park in Seattle, and at the Broadview Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
On the weekend of June 25 through 27, 2010, Haiku Northwest hosted a National Quarterly Meeting of the Haiku Society of America at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Click here for more details.
On the weekend of June 27 through 29, 2008, Haiku Northwest hosted a National Quarterly Meeting of the Haiku Society of America at Seattle’s Richard Hugo House. Click here for more details.
On December 4, 2004, Haiku Northwest hosted a National Quarterly Meeting of the Haiku Society of America, at the Redmond Regional Library in Redmond. Click the link to learn about the events of this meeting.