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June 3, 2013

Haiku Northwest

The Haiku Society of America invites you to its second quarterly national meeting of 2013, hosted by Haiku Northwest at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, 2013.

Open to the public, the weekend’s agenda includes numerous talks, readings and workshops. HSA president David Lanoue will talk about the 250th anniversary of Issa and lead a “Write Like Issa” workshop. Novelist David Patneaude will explore the role of haiku in his novel Thin Wood Walls. Bashō researcher Jeff Robbins, visiting from Japan, will highlight the humanity of Bashō and also explore Bashō’s known vs. unknown work. HSA vice president Michael Dylan Welch will celebrate the haiku of Seattle haiku pioneer Francine Porad. In addition, Haiku Northwest will launch its 25th anniversary haiku anthology, No Longer Strangers, with a reading of haiku from the book. The Puget Sound Sumi Artists will also display recent haiga.

For more information, including the complete schedule, directions, recommended accommodations, and more, visit the Haiku Northwest website or email Michael Dylan Welch at

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