The Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2012 English-Language Haibun Contest
The 12th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial
2014 English-Language Haibun Contest!
Sponsor: Central Valley Haiku Club (CVHC)
Deadline: In hand by December 1, 2014
Submissions: All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.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
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Friday, August 08, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Fall to year's end was a time of celebration for the Central Valley Haiku Club.
Saturday, October 19th, the Club had their annual Reading at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory in Folsom, California. As koi nibbled at the surface of the water outside the windows of the meeting room, members Mark Hollingsworth, w f owen, Yvonne Cabalona and Leslie Rose shared haiku, tanka, tan renga, and haibun. Members Ricardo de Bernardi and Lynne Sperry, as well as Mark's wife, Nancy, were part of an appreciative audience.
After the reading the group met briefly to discuss, among other things, next year's haibun contest and the tan renga which the group had selected to submit to various publications.
The next meeting date was set for Saturday, December 7th at the Eastern Empire Bar and Grill.
The December meeting was the annual holiday luncheon. In attendance were w f owen, Lynne Sperry, Mark Hollingsworth and his wife, Nancy, Yvonne Cabalona, and Ricardo de Bernardi. It was a relaxed meeting, in the holiday spirit, and the only point of business covered was the conclusion of the annual Jerry Kilbride English Language Haibun Contest which had reached it's deadline on December 1st. The contest submissions were sent to the judges and all anxiously await the results of that competition, which will be announced in the New Year.
The next meeting will be March 8th at noon, and will again be held at the Eastern Empire Bar and Grill (460 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825).
Saturday, September 28, 2013
This summer, the Central Valley Haiku Club held two meetings.
The first meeting, on the 29th of June, was held, as planned, at the Eastern Empire Restaurant (Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA). Attending were members Bill Owen, Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo de Bernardi, Lynne Sperry and Leslie Rose.
The first item of business was an update on the Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2013 English Language Haibun Contest. Yvonne reported that entries have begun to come in. We decided, in an effort to expand our number of entrants, we will post the contest several times between now and the contest deadline (December 1st) on both FaceBook and Twitter.
Before adjourning, poems were shared and the group celebrated: Leslie Rose announced the publication of several poems over the next month in "Prune Juice" (Issue 10), "tinywords" (13.2). "a hundred gourds" (Issue 2.4), "Ribbons" (Spring/Summer 2013), and "Frogpond" (Spring/Summer 2013). And the club was delighted to have three tan renga accepted by "Frogpond" for the Spring/Summer issue as well.
The second summer meeting was held August 10th at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory (Sibley St., Folsom, CA). Attending were members Bill Owen, Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo de Bernardi, Leslie Rose, Mark Hollingsworth and his wife, Nancy.
There was nothing new to report regarding the Jerry Kilbride Haibun contest, but we will be posting another reminder about the contest on Facebook and Twitter, and Secretary Leslie Rose will have flyers about the contest for the attendees at the annual Haiku Northwest's Seabeck Haiku Getaway which she will be attending.
The big topic of the day was our upcoming annual English-Language Haiku Reading which will again be held in October. Yvonne has secured a room at the Gekkeikan Sake Factory (1136 Sibley St., Folsom, CA 95630) for Saturday, October 19th and the Reading will run from 1:00-3:00. It is always the highlight of our year and we're hoping for a good turn-out.
Poems were shared and a round of tan renga were created before we adjourned, with the promise to work up more two line completions, individually, in the hopes of submitting a new cluster of tan renga to various publications.
Looking forward to seeing some of you at our October Reading.....
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The last of our Spring meetings was held at our second most favorite location, The Eastern Empire Restaurant in Sacramento. Our attending members, Bill Owen, Yvonne Cabalona, Ricardo de Bernardi, Lynne Sperry, and Leslie Rose, grazed through platters of delicious Asian cuisine as we caught up with what has been happening in our various lives.
The posting of our haibun contest information was discussed and we spent time exploring technology resources with our various i-phones and i-pads.
Before parting, poetry was shared and our next meeting date was discussed.
Our next meeting will again be held at the Eastern Empire Restaurant (Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA) on Saturday, June 29th, when we hope to workshop a few new tan renga.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The major business of the day involved preparing for our next Jerry Kilbride Memorial English Language Haibun Contest. Adjustments were made to the contest rules in preparation for posting to the public. We again settled on December 1st as the contest deadline for this year so that participants will have ample opportunity to send in many haibun.
We were delighted to hear that Bill Owen has won The Museum of Haiku Literature Award.
With no other pressing business to take care of, we then turned to the creative part of our get-together, sharing haiku and then using them to create tan renga. By meeting's end we had a dozen poems to show for our efforts, a very productive output for the afternoon.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Golden Empire Restaurant on Howe Avenue in Sacramento, when we will again share laughter, food and poems.