Saturday, May 31, 2014

The 12th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2014
English-Language Haibun Contest

Sponsor:  Central Valley Haiku Club

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Submissions:  All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.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.  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,

CVHC Minutes - March 2014

Central Valley Haiku Club

          With spring in the air, the most recent meeting of the Central Valley Haiku Club was held on Saturday,  March 1st , at the Eastern Empire Bar and Grill on Howe Ave. in Sacramento, CA.  Attending were Mark Hollingsworth and his wife Nancy, Yvonne Cabalona and husband, Ricardo de Bernardi, Lynne Sperry, Bill Owen and Leslie Rose.
          After a delicious meal of Asian delicacies, a time when we brought everyone up to date on our lives, we celebrated the completion of yet another Jerry Kilbride English Language Haibun contest.  The winners, Michael Dylan Welch, 1st place for his haibun “Punctum”, Renee Owens, 2nd place for her haibun “Brennan’s Barkeep”, and our Honorable Mention winner, Seren Fargo, for her piece “Shedding Old Bonds”, have all been notified and congratulated.
          In February we opened for submissions to the 2014 Jerry Kilbride Haibun contest.  Guidelines and submissions are posted on the CVHC website, and may be sent to Yvonne Cabalona , 709 Auburn St., Modesto, CA 95350-6079.
          We discussed the possibility of publishing another Club Chapbook.  We could not come to a consensus on that undertaking but decided, instead, that we might try writing a group book on-line, using .  All agreed to experiment on that App before our next meeting.
          Before our meeting’s close we celebrated Yvonne’s birthday, as well as the following publications of our work:
          -Yvonne Cabalona has 3 poems and a haibun appearing in Bottle Rockets #30
          -Leslie Rose has a poem appearing in the latest Red Moon Anthology
          -Bill Owen (w f owen) has work appearing on the Haiku Foundation website
          -Mark Hollingsworth has work that Epstein has asked to put into a chapbook he is
            working on of Spiritual Haikus.
          Our next meeting was slated for May, but had to be rescheduled for June 21st when it will again be held at 12:00 at the Eastern Empire Bar and Grill (460 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825).