Celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2023
Haiku Northwest invites you to attend any of our free monthly and quarterly meetings, which usually focus on rounds of sharing and workshopping our haiku, with occasional presentations and writing exercises. The first few meetings 2023 will be on Zoom (join our mailing list to receive each Zoom link), but we are exploring when and how to resume in-person meetings. Listed here are all our meetings, a few special events, plus significant regional or national events. If you’re giving a haiku workshop or know of another haiku event in the area, please let us know so we can add it. Monthly meetings usually start at 6:30 p.m. with informal socializing, with a more formal start at 7:00 p.m., and occur on the second Thursday of each month, except as indicated. For 2023 we will also have quarterly meetings on selected Saturdays in place of that month’s Thursday meeting, for three hours usually starting at 1:00 p.m. All dates and details are subject to change, and will be confirmed via the Haiku Northwest Mailchimp mailing list (through which you may be provided additional details, such as Zoom links—if you have questions, please email email@example.com). To suggest regional haiku-related events to add to the following schedule, please contact Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com. We’ll update content as soon as we confirm the details. See you at our next event!
In addition to the following events, the Washington region of the Haiku Society of America plans to have an annual regional meeting on a summer date to be announced, and may have additional events. For more information, please contact the HSA regional coordinator for 2023, Richard Tice. Haiku Northwest is independent of the HSA Washington state region.
February 11 (Saturday)
April 17 (Monday)
May 13 (Saturday)
June 28–July 2
August 12 (Saturday, in person)
September 1 and 2
November 4, 2023
November 11 (Saturday, in person)
Please also check the schedule for the Seattle Japanese Garden (see this website also). Several of the garden’s events typically include a haiku component, such as the moonviewing festival, which usually includes a haiku contest.