The Art of Haiku & Senryu: Exhibit/Workshop

Dear Followers and Readers:

There’s not much time left to see my “Art of Haiku” Exhibit at the Chicago Public Library that runs through the end of the month. But, if you live in the Chicago area, you still have some time. (400 S. State St.)

Visit the Library’s website:

Art of Haiku by Charlotte Digregorio Exhibit at HWLC

You can also follow the link to read about my haiku presentation/workshop at Poetry Fest, to be held at the Chicago Public Library, Saturday, April 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. I will be discussing haiku and senryu at length, how to get published, and how to find your distinctive  voice in haiku/senryu.

There is something for everyone to learn through both the exhibit and presentation.

I’ll also be signing copies of my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, which benefits both beginners and experienced haikuists, and those who’d like to teach haiku to students at all grade levels, college, and to adults. For teachers, it has valuable information, such as outlines for classes and workshops, lesson plans, and homework assignments.


Adobe Photoshop PDF


I hope to see many new faces, especially at Poetry Fest.

Good luck to everyone in getting your haiku noticed and published. Set goals for yourselves. If you haven’t been published, make it your goal to get published by next year. If you have been published, make it your goal to get your haiku into publications that have never published your work.

Onward and upward!


Charlotte Digregorio

Copyright 2016 by 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. In 2018, I was honored by the Governor of Illinois 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 seven books including: 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; Your Original Personal Ad; and my latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. 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 by Charlotte Digregorio." 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 two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. I have won fifty-nine poetry awards, writing fourteen 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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2 Responses to The Art of Haiku & Senryu: Exhibit/Workshop

  1. having received your book this week I am enjoying my time in it. I’m excited to see where it will go—and already know it will influence me. attending your events in person would be a rewarding delight. thank you for all you do. aloha.

  2. Thanks for writing such a nice note, Rick! I hope your interest in haiku and senryu blossoms!

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