Saturday, September 28, 2013

Central Valley Haiku Club - Summer 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.....
                                Leslie Rose

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