My Haiku & Senryu Exhibit Soon to Travel Again

Dear Readers and Followers,

I just learned yesterday that my illustrated haiku/senryu/haiku sequences exhibit will travel to Mundelein, Illinois next month. Until Jan. 7, the exhibit is at the Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, in Rolling Meadows, IL. However,  Jan. 8 through April 1, it will be at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein, IL.getfileattachment-4

The Fremont Public Library is located at 1170 N. Midlothian Rd. in Mundelein.

My poetry is illustrated by a variety of artists in the Chicago area with sumi-e paintings, graphic art, and photography. Some of the pieces by artists, were gifted to me by organizations that gave me awards in poetry competitions. It’s always an honor to see my work as a poet before the public, as I’ve found that poets don’t always receive as much attention as writers of other genres. I’ve been a published writer for thirty-seven years, and I must attest that it’s harder to promote my poetry than say, my non-fiction work.

Some of the poetry in my exhibit is taken from my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All.

I’m writing this post, too, to encourage other poets not to be bashful about promoting their work. While I am not the greatest author or poet around, my work can inspire others to write. I hope to keep chipping away at encouraging beginners to put pen to paper.

Have a blessed holiday season, and don’t waste another day in fulfilling your writing dreams. They are attainable with courage and perseverance. I hope you read the various posts on my blog for the how-to’s of writing and publishing not only poetry, but articles and columns, too. It’s not difficult like you may think, if only you learn the basic, common sense methods.

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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5 Responses to My Haiku & Senryu Exhibit Soon to Travel Again

  1. Wow, how cool is that. Congrats, Charlotte.

  2. Complimenti Charlotte!!!

  3. Paul Beech says:

    Hi Charlotte, I’m reminded of the old TV Western series ‘Have Gun – Will Travel’. Why not ‘Have Haiku – Will Travel’? Much more civilised!

    Seriously though, my very best wishes for the continuing success of your exhibit. I’m sure it’ll be an eye-opener for those new to Japanese short form poetry in Illinois, and inspire many a budding poet and artist to get cracking.

    Have a brilliant Christmas and New Year,


    • Thank you, Paul, for your good wishes. Yes, I remember that cowboy television show, too. “Have Haiku–Will Travel” is catchy. I’ve noticed that the word “haiku” does ring a bell with many people from their early school days when I do these exhibits. So, hopefully, they may learn what it’s really all about now. It will take a long time, though, before people who post haiku online– that isn’t even close to being haiku– will realize what it really is. It takes a long time to spread the word about the poetic value of haiku, but haiku poets will keep chipping away at educating people. I wish you an especially creative and successful year, Paul. Thank you for reading the blog.

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