Honored to Speak at the Haiku Society of America National Summer Meeting

Attn: For Haiku Society of America members only: HSA National Summer Meeting. 11 a.m–7 p.m., (Eastern Time through Zoom), Saturday, July 11. (Watch for email notices from the HSA)

Charlotte Digregorio’s Topic: Build Your Haiku Network through The Art of Blogging

Charlotte Digregorio will speak at 11 a.m. on how to start and develop a blog to build your network with other haikuists. Digregorio, who has been blogging at charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com for more than five years, has developed a large following from sixty countries by focusing on giving her readers/followers many tools they can use to successfully write and publish not only haiku, but many other genres, expanding their literary and writing knowledge. She runs multiple posts each day for their reading pleasure and advancement as writers, and showcases their work, creating a huge forum.

Blogging, if done effectively, increases your recognition as a writer, yields invitations as a speaker, helps you sell books, allows you to form friendships and professional contacts, and makes haiku more visible to the general public, Digregorio says. Successful blogging, however, is not focused on you and your needs, but it promotes other writers, their work, and gives them a forum. It discreetly benefits you if you focus on making it a public service, she adds.

Digregorio runs, among many features, The Daily Haiku. She is the author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, her classic instructional book, and her latest book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing (an inspirational reference book), along with five other titles. She was honored for her lifelong achievements in the literary arts by the Governor of Illinois, and served for many years as an HSA Executive Officer.

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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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2 Responses to Honored to Speak at the Haiku Society of America National Summer Meeting

  1. haikutopia says:

    Awesome Charlotte! Looking forward to it!

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