2012 Events

Haiku Northwest looks forward to another great year in 2012. Listed here are all our monthly meetings, a few special events, plus significant regional or national events. If you’re giving haiku workshop or know of another haiku event in the area, please let us know so we can add it. Monthly meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and will be on the fourth Thursday of each month this year, except as indicated. For meetings held at the Bellevue Regional Library, you can get directions by clicking our Monthly Meetings and Directions link. All dates and details are subject to change, and will be confirmed via the Haiku Northwest mailing list (through which you will be provided addresses for any meetings in private homes). To join our mailing list or to suggest haiku-related events to add to the following schedule, please contact Tanya McDonald at haikunw1988@gmail.com. We’ll update this content as soon as we confirm the details. Note: Schedule display optimized for desktops, not tablets or phones.

Date

January 12


February 9


February 12


March 4



March 7



March 22




April 6–8


April 7–8



April 13–15

April 14




April 17






April 26


May 24


June


June 23


June 28


July 7

July 20–22

July 26


August 11–12


August 23



August 31



Summer/Autumn?


September 1


September 5–9


September 8–9


September 27

October 11–14


October 25




November 29 (fifth Thursday instead of fourth)

December 27

Event

Monthly meeting


Monthly meeting


Haiku Society of America National Quarterly Meeting

Introductory Haiku Workshop

by Michael Dylan Welch


“Is that a real haiku or did you write it yourself?” free teen haiku workshop

by Michael Dylan Welch

Monthly meeting

(we now start meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month, at least for most of 2012)

Sakura-Con (anime convention)


Sakura Days Japan Fair

(haiku performances and workshops, and more)

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

“Haiku in the Woods” free haiku workshop and haiku walk led by Michael Dylan Welch, sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission

National Haiku Poetry Day






Monthly meeting


Monthly meeting


Joint meeting with the Port Townsend Haiku Group

Haiku workshop at Padilla Bay Nature Center by Michael Dylan Welch

Monthly meeting


Tanabata Festival

Gabriola Haiku Weekend

Monthly meeting


Arts in Nature Festival


Monthly meeting



Porad Award haiku contest deadline (sponsored by Haiku Northwest and the Washington Poets Association)

Joint meeting with the Port Townsend Haiku Group

Moonviewing

(with haiku-writing contest)

Haiku Pacific Rim Conference


Aki Matsuri

(Japanese Fall Festival)

Monthly meeting

Seabeck Haiku Getaway

featuring Paul Miller

Monthly meeting




Monthly meeting


Monthly meeting

Location

Mercer Island Library

(this meeting starts at 6:30 pm)

At the home of Nu Quang in Seattle (for the address, please email Tanya McDonald)

Seattle


Seattle Japanese Garden

Washington Park Arboretum

Register for class number 80404

Sammamish Teen Center

Sammamish


Stadler Meeting Room

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park



Washington State Convention Center, Seattle


VanDusen Gardens, Vancouver, B.C.



Seattle Center, Seattle

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Beaver Lake Lodge, Beaver Lake Park, Sammamish

Free registratrion


4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Seattle Public Library, Capitol Hill Branch

425 Harvard Avenue E. in Seattle

For additional information, please contact garciadianne@hotmail.com.


Stadler Meeting Room

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Stadler Meeting Room

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Cancelled


To register ($15 per person), visit the Padilla Bay website or phone 360-428-1558 any day

Stadler Meeting Room

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Seattle Japanese Garden

Drumbeg House, Gabriola Island, B.C.

Stadler Meeting Room

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Camp Long, West Seattle


Potluck dinner at the home of William Scott Galasso in Shoreline, Washington [address and reminder will be sent by email]

Please click for submission instructions



Seattle area


Seattle Japanese Garden

Washington Park Arboretum

Asilomar Conference Center

Pacific Grove, California

Bellevue College, Bellevue

Stadler Meeting Room

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, Washington


Stadler Meeting Room

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park



Stadler Meeting Room

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park

CANCELLED FOR THIS MONTH—Enjoy the holidays!

Featured Reader

















Haiku Northwest table and haiku workshop









Featured readers: Dianne Garcia, Katherine Hawkins, Christopher Herold, Dejah Léger, Carole MacRury, Tanya McDonald, Margaret McGee, Angela Terry, Richard Tice, and Michael Dylan Welch, plus open reading.















Originally scheduled for August 11–12 but cancelled for 2012











Akito Arima





Haiku Northwest’s annual haiku retreat


Tina Koyama and Sayeko Aoyama from the Rainier Haiku Ginsha reading haiku from Waiting for Spring by Miyoko Koyama

Please also check the schedule for the Seattle Japanese Garden. Several of the garden’s events typically include a haiku component.

Click also to see 2011 events, 2010 events, and 2009 events.