Haiku Society of America National Meeting 2004

Hosted by Haiku Northwest

Saturday, December 4, 2004, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th Street in Redmond, Washington

Everyone is invited to a free day of haiku workshops and presentations sponsored by the Haiku Society of America on Saturday, December 4, in Redmond. This quarterly national conference of the society will take place in meeting room #2 at the Redmond Regional Library at 15990 NE 85th Street in Redmond. Everyone is welcome—and feel free to bring some of your own haiku to share (if you bring copies on printed sheets, such as in a tri-fold brochure, you can give or trade them with others).

Presenters, with talks, workshops, or readings, include Michael McClintock, Pamela Miller Ness, Charlie Trumbull, Michael Dylan Welch, and Ruth Yarrow. The new 2004 Northwest regional haiku anthology, Wind Shows Itself, will also make its debut with a reading of the book, with koto musical accompaniment by Elizabeth Falconer. See full schedule below. Evening events include a group visit to the Bellevue Botanical Garden for its spectacular “Garden d’Lights” show of holiday lights, and then dinner at a nearby restaurant. For more information, please contact Michael Dylan Welch at welchm@aol.com or 206-240-0871.
Haiku Society of America Quarterly Meeting Schedule for December 4, 2004

10:00        Welcome and Introductions (round of haiku reading)
10:30        “Driveway from Childhood: Excavating Key Images Through Haiku” — workshop led by Pamela Miller Ness, HSA newsletter editor (New York City)
11:30         Lunch break (nearby restaurants)
1:00          Haiku Society of America business meeting and announcements (and round of haiku reading) — Charles Trumbull, HSA president (Evanston, Illinois)
1:45          Wind Shows Itself — reading of the 2004 Northwest regional haiku anthology (edited by Larry Hussey, Connie Hutchison, Mary Fran Meer, Francine Porad, and Marilyn Sandall, with artwork by Carol Blackbird Edson), read by Carol Blackbird Edson, Dejah Thoris Leger, and Dean Summers, koto music by Elizabeth Falconer.
2:15          “The Difference Between Haiku and Senryu” — workshop led by Michael Dylan Welch, HSA first vice president
3:15          Break
3:45          Haiku reading: Michael McClintock (Pasadena, California)
4:00          “Haiku Awareness in Wartime?” — presentation by Ruth Yarrow
4:30          Round of haiku reading
5:00          Depart for the Bellevue Botanical Garden (12001 Main Street in Bellevue) to view the “Garden d’Lights” holiday light display
7:30          Dinner at Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant (private room), 437 108th Ave NE in Bellevue (425-453-0535)
                “Haiku Database Project” — Presentation by Charlie Trumbull
                Music performance by singer-songwriter Dejah Thoris Leger
                Rounds of haiku reading
Please also note this special event on the same weekend (Friday evening):

Tanka Poetry Reading on December 3, 2004 at Elliott Bay Books

Tanka Society of America founder and president Michael Dylan Welch will host a free reading from The Tanka Anthology at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2004 at Elliott Bay Book Company at 101 South Main Street in Seattle.

Featured readers will be Margaret Chula (Portland), Christopher Herold (Port Townsend), Michael McClintock (Pasadena, California), Pamela Miller Ness (New York City), Francine Porad (Bellevue), Michael Dylan Welch (Sammamish), and Paul O. Williams (Belmont, California), followed by a panel discussion on tanka poetry by two of the anthology’s editors, Pamela Miller Ness and Michael McClintock, with Michael Dylan Welch.

Everyone is welcome! For more information, please phone Michael Dylan Welch at 206-240-0871 or the bookstore.