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.
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.