My Haiku Exhibit Travels Again

Dear Readers and Followers,

Just a reminder that my illustrated haiku/senryu/haiku sequences exhibit travels to Mundelein, Illinois on Jan. 8.  It will be at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., through April 1.

In 2016, it was at the Chicago Public Library, Meet Chicago Northwest (The Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau  in Schaumburg, IL), and the Rolling Meadows  (IL) Library. The latter two exhibits were organized and sponsored by the Northwest Cultural Council in Barrington, IL. The Mundelein exhibit, and others yet to be determined for the rest of 2017, are sponsored by the NWCC.

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.

getfileattachment-4Don’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 as difficult as you may think, if only you learn the basic, common sense methods. And, most of all, read, read, read  good writing in the genres you’d like to be published in. You can even take some writing workshops in your area. Don’t expect to learn in a few months. Like anything, it takes time and practice.

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. I am also 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 have signed books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won thirty-three poetry awards. 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 am an internationally-published haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, haibun, free verse, acrostic, cinquain, etheree, and sestina poet. My poetry has been translated into six languages, and I have done poetry readings at a variety of bookstores, libraries, art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. My poetry has been displayed at supermarkets, art galleries, libraries, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I've been interviewed on cable television about my poetry. I also 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 was also self-employed as a communications/public relations/marketing consultant with 111 clients in 16 states. In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give special lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and to those at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and to 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. Currently, I am Second Vice President of the Haiku Society.
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4 Responses to My Haiku Exhibit Travels Again

  1. Susan Beth Furst says:

    Great encouragement Charlotte!! What you say matters!! I got a Christmas Gift this year, my haiku on on Christmas Day! Also have some out and a few more to submit by years end! Enjoy your successes you are successful in the most important way!!


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