Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Central Vallley Haiku Club - Fall 2013 to Year's End

    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).