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          All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication.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