Chicago Haiku Fest

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Today I had the wonderful opportunity to hear some great haiku read. The Haiku Society of America held a festival in celebration of National Poetry Month. The organizer Charlotte Digregorio did a fantastic job on organizing the event and the Skokie Library graciously allowed use of one of their conference rooms.
The event kicked off with Charlotte giving a short lecture on haiku and a discussion on 10 haiku that members of the Haiku Society had written. Next we had members of the Midwest chapter do a live reading of some of their work that had been published in the past year. The names of those who read is as follows: Amelia Cotter, Lidia Rozmus, Mac Greene, John Han, Tom Chockley, Alicia Hilton, Joanne Crofton, Tomoko Hata, Heather Jagman, and Dan Schwerin.
Finally we ended with a haiku contest where nonmembers got to compete for prizes.

I truly enjoyed myself and look forward to more events in the future. The gallery below is from the event.

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3 responses »

    • I plan on reading next time. The criteria is to have three haiku published in peer reviewed journals. I only had two 😦 I expect to get that third one in by next time.
      Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to reading your work.

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