News from the Haiku Homefront

Dear Readers and Followers:

Here’s some news you might be interested in, if you live in or near the metro Chicago area. It’s about a few of the workshops and exhibits I’ll be doing in the next few months that are open to the public.

The workshops aren’t just for beginners, but people at intermediate level will benefit, too, especially with the analysis of sample poems and the writing of one’s own haiku.

I am the author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and I love to lead haiku/senryu workshops about these healing genres.

For more information, contact me at c-books@hotmail.com

 

The Healing Art of Haiku (Workshop)
Women’s Exchange
630 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL
10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 13
Did your teachers have you write haiku? If so, you were likely misinformed. I will be giving a haiku workshop introducing attendees to the healing and insightful nature of these poems that originated in Japan in the 1600s–now a fad worldwide. Usually written in one to four lines, haiku are relevant today, can be written on any theme, and allow you to capture your life’s moments (happy or sad) in affirming and rewarding ways. Whatever your personal, educational, or professional background, be creative and publish haiku!
Note: The workshop will include discussion of haiku’s content and style, (along with that of senryu); a brief history of the two forms; sample poems to review/analyze; writing of one’s own haiku or senryu with commentary from me; and suggestions for getting published.
Illustrated Haiku Exhibit (Haiga) & Haiku Workshop
Northfield Public Library
1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield, IL
Exhibit: March 1 through March 31
Workshop: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29
My traveling illustrated haiku and senryu exhibit will be at Northfield Public Library from  Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 31. Come experience moments of your daily lives through this poetry exhibit that is accompanied by Japanese brush stroke paintings and graphic art. Develop a deepened appreciation for the poetry involved in this exhibit.
Workshop: Did your teachers have you write haiku? If so, you were likely misinformed. I will be giving a haiku workshop, Sunday, April 29, introducing attendees to the healing and insightful nature of these poems that originated in Japan in the 1600s–now a fad worldwide. Usually written in one to four lines, haiku are relevant today, can be written on any theme, and allow you to capture your life’s moments (happy or sad) in affirming and rewarding ways. Whatever your personal, educational, or professional background, be creative and publish haiku!
The workshop will include discussion of haiku’s content and style, (along with that of senryu); a brief history of the two forms; sample poems to review/analyze; writing of one’s own haiku or senryu with commentary from me; and suggestions for getting published.
Illustrated Haiku Exhibit (Haiga)
Arlington Green Executive Center
2101 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL
April 23-June 30
My traveling illustrated haiku and senryu exhibit will be at Arlington Green Executive Center, 2101 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL, from Monday, April 23 through Saturday, June 30. Come experience moments of your daily lives through this poetry exhibit that is accompanied by Japanese brush stroke paintings and graphic art.
Besides the above events,  since I don’t include my own haiku and senryu  on The Daily Haiku, many of you have asked me to include the two haiku I most recently received awards for from the Illinois State Poetry Society.
Here they are:
from the open window
woodpecker . . .
punctuates my haiku
First Place
Modern Haiku Category
road between cornfields . . .
old amish couple’s buggy
long into sunset
As always, thanks so much for your interest in my blog, and if you can, tell others to follow it.
Appreciatively,
Charlotte
Copyright 2018 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 recently received an Official Commendation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner 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 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 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 a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won forty-seven poetry awards, writing twelve 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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4 Responses to News from the Haiku Homefront

  1. haikutec says:

    I can tell a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes, so respecting that aspect first, I can now say enjoy every second too, as each event unfolds before the wonderful public that join your events. 🙂

    warm regards,
    Alan

  2. Dear Charlotte,
    It would be so nice to live near you.
    Good luck and best wishes,
    Eufemia

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