My Haiku Exhibit Moves to Rolling Meadows (IL) Library

My haiku exhibit will move to the Rolling Meadows (IL) Library, 3110 Martin Lane in Rolling Meadows, from October through Jan. 7. It will include more pieces of my work, such as the one below, as it is a larger gallery. The exhibit includes haiku sequences and senryu.getfileattachment-4

A reception at the Library with refreshments, free and open to the public, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9. Hope to see some of you who live in the Chicago area! I will be signing copies of my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, too. Adobe Photoshop PDF


Many of the pieces include paintings and graphic art with my award-winning haiku. They include ones from organizations that gave me awards and that asked various artists in the Chicago area to illustrate my work. However, the exhibit also includes a couple of pieces with my own art, such as my photography illustrating the haiku.


Poetry and art combined is called “haiga” by the Japanese. Haiku, senryu, and haiku sequences can be combined with any art medium.  One can even combine them with needlepoint.


In 2016, I have had haiku exhibits at the Chicago Public Library and at Meet Chicago Northwest, the Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau in Schaumburg.


For those of you who aren’t familiar with senryu and haiku sequences, please read the various posts on the topics in my blog. Both haiku and senryu are poetic forms that originated in Japan centuries ago.


I hope that not only poets, but artists, too, will be inspired to write haiku and senryu, as these poetic forms gain visibility in public locations.


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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6 Responses to My Haiku Exhibit Moves to Rolling Meadows (IL) Library

  1. very exciting Charlotte. a book well worth reading. fun on the exhibit and opening. aloha.

  2. Marilyn Walker says:

    Charlotte, I’m so inspired by your work! I know the exhibit will be exciting for all. Marilyn

  3. Paul Beech says:

    Charlotte, your ‘Meet Chicago Northwest’ exhibit sounds stunning and I’m sure it will do well in Rolling Meadows too, inspiring many a poet and artist.

    I love haiga and have a calendar combining haiku and artwork over my desk. The page for September features a haiku by Onitsura (1660 – 1738) with a woodcut by Yoshida Hiroshi (1876 – 1950).

    Sequences are terrific too and last Sunday I wrote a poem titled ‘Curlew Sunset’ with connected senryu and haiku in alternation. Not sure what purists will make of it, but still. Will whiz it to you by email so you can have a look.

    Very best wishes from North Wales,


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