Calling Haikuists Everywhere!

Whether or not you are a member of the Haiku Society of America, you can participate in many of its activities. Please read below about HSA opportunities, and check out its website at for more information. HSA is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization.

If you live in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin or Ohio, please contact me about activities, as I am the Midwest Regional Coordinator.

Fall Quarterly Meeting- A Full Schedule of Fun

Fort Worth Haiku Society Hosts the Haiku Society of America’s Fall Quarterly Meeting, Sept. 14 – 16, 2012 at Benbrook Library, Benbrook, Texas.

The Schedule:

Friday: Welcome to Texas

Noon – 1 p.m. Registration at the Benbrook Library

1 – 1:25 p.m. – Welcome by Cliff Roberts

1:30 – 2 p.m. – Mike Baldwin – PST 2011 Edwin M. Eakon Memorial Book Publishing Award, book signing & short reading

2:05 – 3 p.m. – TBA

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. – Scott Wiggerman

3:45 – 5 p.m. – Scott Wiggerman and Friends – Texas Poetry Calendar reading.

Adjourn for Meal at Cracker Barrel
(optional event, pay your own way).

9 p.m. – Late Night Poetry Reading at Hotel

Saturday: Welcome to the Haiku Society of America

Benbrook Library

9–9:15 a.m. – Welcome by Cliff Roberts

9:15–9:45 a.m. – HSA President Ce Rosenow’s “30 Minutes to Membership 2013” & HSA Ballot

9:45–10:15 a.m. – Haiga: The Art of Haiku, Program by Kawazu

10:15–10:45 a.m. – Ce Rosenow

10:45–11:45 a.m. – Johnye Strickland

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. – Catered Lunch $10/Person or lunch on your own

Haiku Contest: All entries must be in by noon. Contest will be judged during lunch, and winners will be announced at the evening meal.

1:15–1:45 p.m. – Dr. Susan Delphine Delaney — Liminality Of The Haiku Moment

1:50–2:20 p.m. – Jim Applegate —Sci Fi-ku

2:25–3:10 p.m. – Dr. Bonnie Frederick

3:15–3:45 p.m. – Brenda Roberts – Healing Therapy of Poetry: Haiku

3:45–4 p.m. – Break– shopping at Book Table

4–5 p.m. – Haiku Workshop

5 p.m.–Adjourn for Supper
(optional event, pay your own way): Winners of contest announced

Do Your Own Thing

9 p.m–Late Night Haiku Reading at the Best Western Hotel

Sunday, Sept. 16

8 a.m.– poetry reading at hotel

9 a.m.– Meet at the Japanese Garden for ginko walk

11 a.m.– Brunch at The Garden’s Restaurant (pay your own way)

Note: For anyone remaining in town longer and who wishes to, we may tour the Cowgirl Museum. It’s the only one like it in the U.S..

Seabeck Haiku Getaway

The Group Gives Seabeck a “10”

Haiku, haiku, and more haiku . . . and maybe a wee bit of socializing! Join Haiku Northwest, Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 11-14, at the Seabeck Conference Center on Washington State’s Kitsap Peninsula. Our featured speaker will be Paul Miller, current treasurer for the Haiku Society of America, and incoming editor for Modern Haiku journal.

Garden State Reading

Haiku Poets of the Garden State will hold a reading on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 from 2:30-4:30 p.m..

The library’s phone number is 973-635-0603.

Fourth Quarterly Meeting

The 4th Quarterly Meeting: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, Winston-Salem, NC.

Become a Member of HSA

Membership in the Haiku Society of America includes a year’s subscription to the Society’s journal, Frogpond, (three issues annually). In addition, members receive the newsletter, Ripples (three issues), the annual information sheet, and an annual address/email list of HSA members.

View our web sampler of Frogpond at the HSA Website.

Connect with Facebook

A reminder to everyone to please visit the new HSA Facebook page. Click the “like” button there and share news, poems and discussion!


Charlotte Digregorio

About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. I recently received an Official Commendation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of five non-fiction books: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; and Your Original Personal Ad. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won forty-seven poetry awards, writing twelve poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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5 Responses to Calling Haikuists Everywhere!

  1. snowbirdpress says:

    And for those living in the South Eastern US… don’t forget the HAIKU SOCIETY OF AMERICA SOUTHERN REGION – 2012 Ginko Haikufest at Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama on September 28th, 2012… Tom Painting will be one of the hosts… Terri French has been coordinating this.

    HSA puts on so many wonderful programs all the time… there’s sure to be one near you soon!

    Thanks Charlotte for getting the word out again…

  2. Yousei Hime says:

    Wow. I can almost swing making it to the Fort Worth venue. Too much going on at work for me to take off Friday. 😦 Maybe next time.

  3. Brett Brady says:

    Charlotte –

    Sounds like you’ve put together a terrific event… wish I could be there –

    All my best to you and all concerned!


    -brett brady
    Hawaii Regional Coordinator
    or the Haiku Society of America

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