More Haiku News and More Events

Dear Readers and Followers:

I recently was appointed as a Haiku Ambassador of The Haiku Foundation, and among other duties, I will be their Publicity Director. I served many years on the Board of the Haiku Society of America as Second Vice President and as Midwest Regional Coordinator, and besides organizing regional and national conferences and judging contests, the best part of it was meeting fellow poets who enriched my study of haiku. So, that’s one of the reasons why I am once again volunteering to serve in another capacity to spread the work about haiku and senryu.

I have more updates on additional haiku events that I have scheduled through June. I always love to meet new people and see familiar faces, too, at my events, so please attend if you can.

Among other new events, you can read below about my trip to New England to speak at the Haiku Circle’s Annual Conference on Saturday, June 2.

My presentations are for people at any level of haiku study, from beginners through advanced. There is always analysis of sample poems and the writing of one’s own haiku included. And, of course, people who come to my workshops who are interested in teaching haiku always come away with instruction ideas that they can use in their own workshops.

As the author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, I love to speak and lead workshops about these healing genres.

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

 

Haiku and Senryu: A Reading by Charlotte Digregorio

Sponsored by the In Plein Air Project

The Art Center

1957 Sheridan Rd.

Highland Park, IL

2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25

 

A reading, followed by a reception.

 

Illustrated Haiku/Senryu Exhibit (Haiga)

Northfield Public Library

1785 Orchard Lane

Northfield, IL

March 1 through March 31

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

What is Haiku and Senryu? (Reading, Exhibit, Introduction)

Heller Nature Center

(Organized by In Plein Air Project)

2821 Ridge Rd.

Highland Park, IL

1:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31

 

Short reading, exhibit, and introduction to haiku and senryu with hands-on experience at writing led by me. Reception included with food and beverages.

 

Illustrated Haiku/Senryu Exhibit (Haiga)

Moats Gallery

675 N. North Court

Palatine, IL

April 7-July 7

 

My traveling illustrated haiku and senryu exhibit will be at Moats Gallery, from Saturday, April 7 to Saturday, July 7. Come experience moments of your daily lives through this poetry exhibit that is accompanied by Japanese brush stroke paintings and graphic art.

 

Illustrated Haiku/Senryu 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.

 

The Healing Art of Haiku

Northfield Public Library

1785 Orchard Lane

Northfield, IL

Workshop: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29

 

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.

 

Haiku Circle Annual Conference

152 Mount Herman Station Rd.

Northfield, MA

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 2

Come meet me and hear my presentation on “Writing Artful Senryu” along my doing a reading of my poetry. I am one of two guest speakers during this day-long event with attendees coming from many states.

 

 Haiku/Haiku Sequence Reading

Arlington Green Executive Center

2101 S. Arlington Heights Rd.

Arlington Heights, IL

1-4 p.m., Saturday, June 23

 

Good opportunity to hear haiku, see my exhibit, and speak with me during the reception.

 

As always, thanks so much for your interest in my blog and activities, and if you can, tell others to follow it.

Of course, read and write haiku and senryu!

 

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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6 Responses to More Haiku News and More Events

  1. Anche se da molto lontano sono felicissima di seguire la tua attività di scrittrice. Sarebbe bello un giorno poterti ascoltare dal vivo.
    Congratulazioni Charlotte per tutto il tuo prezioso lavoro. Questa sera è un immenso piacere immergermi nella lettura del tuo blog.
    Un saluto dall’Italia e tanti auguri per tutto.
    Eufemia

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