Haiku Society of America National Meeting, June 2010

Hosted by Haiku Northwest

Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, 2010

Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, Washington (and other locations)

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You’re invited to a FREE weekend of haiku readings, workshops, and presentations sponsored by the Haiku Society of America, June 25 through 27, 2010, 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, readings, or workshops include Jeb Barton, Llyn De Danaan, William Scott Galasso, Peggy Heinrich, Connie Hutchison, Dejah Leger, Tanya McDonald, Margaret McGee, Ce Rosenow, Helen Russell, Ann Spiers, Richard Tice, Michael Dylan Welch, and Ruth Yarrow. For more information, please contact Michael Dylan Welch at welchm@aol.com or 206-240-0871.

At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 and 23, Haiku Northwest members will be featured on KSER radio (www.kser.org) reading their haiku and senryu. Please tune in or listen live online.

At the Seattle Asian Art Museum, we’ll meet in the auditorium on Saturday and in the meeting hall on Sunday (downstairs in the museum). The meeting hall, on both days, will have table space for the display of books for sale, haiku sheets for trading, as well as haiga and other materials.

Schedule for Friday, June 25, 2010

6:00 p.m. No-host dinner at Boom Noodle, 1121 E. Pike Street in Seattle, near Hugo House, phone 206-701-9130 (reservation is under the name of Michael Welch; everyone welcome)

Schedule for Saturday, June 26, 2010

10:00 a.m. Meet at front steps of the Seattle Asian Art Museum (1400 East Prospect Street, in Seattle’s Volunteer Park) for haiku walk (parking is free, but come early to find parking)

10:30 a.m. Haiku walk (rain or shine; visit Volunteer Park’s gardens, conservatory, water tower with city views and Olmstead exhibit, paddling pool area, and rose garden to write haiku, or pay $7 museum admission to see the “Fleeting Beauty” exhibit of Japanese woodblock prints)

12:30 p.m. Lunch; meet at museum steps to walk to Volunteer Park Café (1501 17th Avenue E, at E. Galer Street; about five to ten minutes’ walk)

2:00 p.m. Meet at Seattle Asian Art Museum auditorium (downstairs; free admission to HSA meeting)

Welcome and introductions (share one haiku each)

2:30 p.m. “The American Haiku Archives” multimedia presentation by Michael Dylan Welch

3:00 p.m. Break

Visit meeting hall to see books and haiga on display

3:20 p.m. “Oyster Bay Japanese American Senryu” multimedia presentation by Llyn De Danaan

4:15 p.m. “Northwest Haiku” performance by Dejah Leger and Haiku Northwest poets

4:45 p.m. Announcements

5:00 p.m. Conclusion

6:00 p.m. No-host dinner and socializing at Chinoise Restaurant, located at 2801 East Madison Street in Seattle, phone 206-323-0171

Schedule for Sunday, June 27, 2010

10:00 a.m. Meet at Seattle Asian Art Museum meeting hall (downstairs; free admission to HSA meeting)

Welcome and sharing of haiku from Saturday’s haiku walk

10:30 a.m. Haiku Society of America announcements and business meeting (chaired by HSA President Ce Rosenow)

11:00 a.m. Reading by Jeb Barton (with an introduction to his zenga paintings, on display)

11:15 a.m. “Resisting the Status Quo: Notes Against a Single Definition for English-language Haiku” presentation by Ce Rosenow

11:45 a.m. Lunch at Volunteer Park Café

1:00 p.m. “What’s the Story Behind Your Haiku?” sharing workshop led by Margaret McGee

1:55 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Haiku reading in Japanese and English translation by members of Seattle’s Rainier Haiku Ginsha,

read by Teruko Chin, Kiyomi Erickson, Lily McMahan, Mitsuko Nakata, and Kyoko Tokuno

2:15 p.m. “Subtexts in Japanese Haiku” presentation by Richard Tice

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. “Celebrating 100 Years” reading of haiku by Helen Russell (Ann Spiers and Connie Hutchison)

3:20 p.m. “World Economy in Word Economy” presentation by Ruth Yarrow

3:50 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Haiku reading by William Scott Galasso, Peggy Heinrich, and Ce Rosenow, introduced by Tanya McDonald (each poet has a new haiku book available)

4:40 p.m. Round of open readings and announcements

5:00 p.m. Conclusion

6:00 p.m. No-host dinner at Palermo Pizza, 350 15th Avenue East, phone 206-322-3875