Haiku Society of America National Meeting, June 2008
Hosted by Haiku Northwest
Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29, 2008
You’re invited to a FREE weekend of haiku readings, workshops, and presentations sponsored by the Haiku Society of America June 27 through 29, 2008, in Seattle. 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 Connie Hutchison, Lenard D. Moore, Ce Rosenow, Carmen Sterba, Michael Dylan Welch, and Ruth Yarrow. We will also enjoy two performances of haiku set to music by Dejah Léger (“Music and Sound Haiku”) and Elizabeth and John Falconer (“Wind in the Bamboo: Four Seasons of Haiku and Music”). For more information, please contact Michael Dylan Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-240-0871.
Displayed at this meeting were the Haiku Northwest History Posters.
Schedule for Friday, June 27, 2008
4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Listen to Haiku Northwest, featured on the KSER radio poetry show hosted by PoetsWest. To listen, tune your radio to 90.7 FM in the Seattle area, or listen online by visiting http://www.kser.org/ (click Listen Live). You may need to install plug-in software to listen online, so allow extra time before the broadcast to do that.
5:00 p.m. No-host dinner at Boom Noodle restaurant at 1121 E Pike Street (near Hugo House), phone 206-701-9130
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
SEATTLE HAIKU NIGHT
Hugo House Cabaret, Richard Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Avenue, Seattle
Directions at http://www.hugohouse.org/house/map/
7:00 p.m. Welcome and introductions, Michael Dylan Welch, with a round of open haiku reading
Schedule for Saturday, June 28, 2008
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
HAIKU SOCIETY OF AMERICA NATIONAL MEETING
Hugo House Cabaret, Richard Hugo House, Seattle
Note: Because of Seattle Pride events (http://www.seattlepride.org/) taking place near Hugo House, please carpool wherever possible, because parking is likely to be limited.
9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions, round of open-mike haiku reading
Schedule for Sunday, June 29, 2008
HAIKU DAY AT THE SEATTLE JAPANESE GARDEN
1075 Lake Washington Boulevard East, Seattle (in Washington Park Arboretum)
10:00 a.m. Ginko talk by Michael Dylan Welch, then a ginko (haiku-writing walk)