The Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2015 English-Language Haibun Contest

The 13th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial

2015 English-Language Haibun Contest!


Sponsor: Central Valley Haiku Club (CVHC)


Deadline: In hand by December 1, 2015


Submissions: All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication. Haibun that have appeared on social network sites are not considered published for the purposes of this contest. There is no limit to the number or length of any submissions. Submit three copies of each haibun, two (2) copies without author information attached for anonymous judging, one (1) copy with author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address for notification purposes. A first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 will be awarded. Honorable mention certificates also will be given. The entry fee of $5 (US) per haibun should be paid by check and made out to: Mark Hollingsworth (CVHC Treasurer).


Eligibility: Open to the public; CVHC officers are not eligible.


Correspondence: No entries will be returned. Contestants will be notified by email. Please note that entries that fail to adhere to contest rules will be disqualified.


Judges: Will not be disclosed until the contest winner has been decided.


Send entries to: Yvonne Cabalona,

709 Auburn Street,

Modesto, CA 95350-6079.


If you have further questions, please contact Yvonne Cabalona, YCabalona@gmail.com

Thursday, August 27, 2015




Mid-Summer Meeting

     It was a tumultuous spring for the members of our group, with all of us pulled in directions that prevented us from meeting as we would have liked.  So when we finally were able to gather again, on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom, we had much to share.  All the members of our little group, Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo de Bernardi, Mark Hollingsworth and his wife Nancy, Bill Owen (wf owen), Lynne Sperry, and Leslie Rose, shared food and caught up on everything that had gone on since our December gathering.

     Even with all that had gone on in the months since we'd last seen each other, most of us had taken the time to write a haibun on a common theme, "a piece of clothing".  So we shared what had been written then shared some haiku, transitioning to the business of the day. 

     With the year half gone,  we needed to discuss our annual Jerry Kilbride Haibun contest, which has a deadline of December 1st.  It was then we decided that it might be productive and fun to have a theme for this year's entries.  And so we elected to ask entrants to submit writings on the "piece of clothing" theme.  We're hoping this stimulates some wonderful writing.

     The other big decision of the day, with October fast approaching, was to choose a date when we might have our annual Haiku Reading.  Yvonne contacted Folsom Park & Recreation and set a date, the next to the last Saturday of October (the 24th), for that Reading. 

     With these decisions made we had run out of time and needed to adjourn, but we all look forward to October and the chance to share with others.
- Submitted by Leslie Rose
    


The 13th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2015
English-Language Haibun Contest

Sponsor:  Central Valley Haiku Club
Deadline:  In hand by December 1, 2015
Submissions:
          This year’s contest has a theme of a piece of clothing……old clothing, new clothing, discarded clothing, found clothing, favorite clothing,  perhaps a piece of clothing with special significance.
          All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.  Haibun that have appeared on social network sites are not considered published for the purposes of this contest.  There is no limit to the number or length of any submissions. 
          Submit three copies of each haibun, two (2) copies without author information attached for anonymous judging, one (1) copy with author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address for notification purposes.
          A first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 will be awarded.  Honorable mention certificates also will be given.  The entry fee of $5 (US) per haibun should be paid by check and made out to:  Mark Hollingsworth (CVHC Treasurer).
Eligibility:  Open to the public; CVHC officers are not eligible.
Correspondence:  No entries will be returned.  Please note that entries that fail to adhere to contest rules will be disqualified.  Contestants will be notified by email.
Judges: Will not be disclosed until the contest winners have been decided.
Send entries to:  Yvonne Cabalona
                         709 Auburn Street
                         Modesto, CA 95350-6079
If you have further questions:  Please contact Yvonne Cabalona, YCabalona@gmail.com
”DRAGONFLY DANCE”
                          HAIKU READING……


      Join the Central Valley Haiku Club on Saturday, October 24th, 2015, at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory, 1136 Sibley St., Folsom, CA 95630, for their annual haiku reading.  The reading will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.  Open mic will follow the reading for anyone who would like to share their poetry with the audience.
Sake tasting will be available in the tasting room after the reading for all those 21 years and older.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Meeting Canceled

     We regret that our meeting for February 28, 2015, has been canceled.  The meeting will be rescheduled for some time in March or April.  Please watch this blog for the posting of time and place.


The 13th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2015
English-Language Haibun Contest


Sponsor:  Central Valley Haiku Club

Deadline:  In hand by December 1, 2015

Submissions:  This year's contest has, as its theme, clothing.....new clothing, old clothing, discarded clothing, found clothing, favorite clothing, or perhaps a piece of clothing with particular significance.  All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.  Haibun that have appeared on social network sites are not considered published for the purposes of this contest.  There is no limit to the number or length of any submissions.  Submit three copies of each haibun, two (2) copies without author information attached for anonymous judging, one (1) copy with author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address for notification purposes.  A first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 will be awarded.  Honorable mention certificates also will be given.  The entry fee  of $5 (US) per haibun should be paid by check and made out to:  Mark Hollingsworth (CVHC Treasurer).

Eligibility:  Open to the public; CVHC officers are not eligible.

Correspondence:  No entries will be returned.  Please note that entries that fail to adhere to contest rules will be disqualified.  Contestants will be notified by email

Judges:  Will not be disclosed until the contest winner has been decided.

Send entries to:    Yvonne Cabalona, 
                                709 Auburn Street,
                                Modesto, CA  95350-6079. 

If you have further questions, please contact Yvonne Cabalona, YCabalona@gmail.com

Thursday, January 29, 2015



            ANNUAL HOLIDAY MEETING, DECEMBER 2014…..

On Saturday, December 20th, with the holiday rush in full swing, The CVHC celebrated the season and the end of another year in grand  style at the Eastern Empire Bar & Grill in Sacramento.  Members Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo di Bernardi, Mark Hollingsworth and Nancy, Lynne Sperry, and Leslie Rose raised a tea toast to friend and fellow member w f owen who was unable to attend.
            It was a raucous gathering with much eating, much picture taking and much laughter. 
            The one bit of important business was the announcement that the 12th annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2014 English-language Haibun Contest had reached its December 1st deadline and that the entries had been sent to the judges for their consideration, and the winners would be announced by mid-January.
            After sharing recent haiku, and before leaving, the date of Saturday, February 28th, 2015,  was set for the first meeting of the New Year.  It will be held again at the Eastern Empire Bar & Grill (460 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825.

(l-r)  Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo di Bernardi, Nancy Hollingsworth, Mark Hollingsworth, Lynne Sperry, and Leslie Rose
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            The CVHC is proud to announce that the winners of the 2014 haibun contest have been notified.  Congratulations were sent to our First Place winner, Renee Owen for her haibun entitled, “Manna”, and our Second Place winner, Terri L. French for her haibun entitled, “Out of the Hat.”  As our President, Yvonne Cabalona, said “ We thank all who entered the contest and look forward to your participation in 2015.  We appreciate all of those who continue to support this beautiful expression of prose and poetry.  Jerry Kilbride, spirited founding member and haibun mentor to the Central Valley Haiku Club would have been standing on the sidelines cheering each and every one of you for your efforts.”
          We are pleased to announce that our winning entries will be published for all to read in the April CHO.  Be looking for that issue and those winning entries.
Respectfully Submitted,
Leslie Rose, CVHC Secretary


Monday, November 17, 2014

CVHC 2014 Haiku Reading, "Dragonfly Dance"



            Waiting for fall to arrive, on yet another sunny,Central Valley day, we held our annual CVHC Poetry Reading, “Dragonfly Dance”, on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory, in Folsom, California.
skipping roller pen
the half-filled words
of my poems
Yvonne Cabalona (bottle rockets, no. 30)

            Our dear friend, w.f. owen, was MIA, suffering from the effects of a flu virus, but members Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo diBernardi, Mark Hollingsworth and his wife, Nancy, Lynne Sperry, and Leslie Rose carried on.

raking leaves
the color
where his pocket used to be
Mark Hollingsworth
 (one song, the Two Autumns Reading Series, HPNC)

            With an array of snacks, provided by our dear friends of the Sake Factory, we nibbled,  and each member shared poems, from haiku, to senryu, to tanka, to haibun.

expired parking meter
two quarters
over grandpa’s eyes
                                                                        Lynne Sperry

            After the members had shared, audience members were invited to read as well. 

new love the up and down of her teabag
                                                   w f owen (Frogpond 2012, Vol. 35)

            Reading finished, before we said our goodbyes, we held a quick meeting of members, checking on the progress of our haibun contest, and setting the date for our next meeting, Saturday, December 20th, which will be our Christmas meeting, at The Eastern Empire Bar and Grill in Sacramento.  

a jet drawn line
divides the cirrus strands
summer’s end
Leslie Rose