Monthly Meetings and Directions
Please see our Events page for details about our next meeting.
During pandemic times, not everything listed here is accurate, since we're meeting via Zoom, but we look forward to the time when we can meet in person again.
Haiku Northwest holds regular monthly meetings at 7:00 p.m., usually on the second Thursday of the month, and usually at a location on the Seattle eastside (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 (10 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!
See you at our next meeting!
National Quarterly Meetings of the Haiku Society of America
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.