Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 9, 2013, Regular Meeting of Haiku San Diego

In a regularly scheduled meeting on June 9, 2013, members of Haiku San Diego met to explore the concepts and aesthetics of wabi, sabi, and wabi-sabi during an interactive workshop.  Attendees: Anita Guenin, Seretta Martin, Elizabeth Yahn Williams, Robert Lundy, Stevie Strang, Dave Strang, Carol Judkins, and Naia.

Naia brought objects and photographs, and everyone spent time considering each item. We explored the kinds of inner responses we experienced and then wrote and shared haiku. As is customary during our monthly meetings, attendees participated in an anonymous haiku workshop. 

We were so happy to finally greet in person Carol Judkins, who joined our meeting for the first time.(Photos courtesy of Stevie Strang. Thank you, Stevie!)

Haiku San Diego meets regularly on the second Sunday of each month, 12:30p-2:30p at Open Door Books in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. If you're a haiku poet or are interested in haiku and live near or are planning to visit the San Diego area, we'd love to have you join us!

April 14, 2013, Regular Meeting of Haiku San Diego

Members of Haiku San Diego met on April 14, 2013, and were pleased to welcome to our meeting Michael L. Evans, visiting haiku poet from Washington state.

Michael read a selection of his haiku and then chatted about his philosophy, what inspires him, and the techniques he uses and/or appreciates in others' haiku. Haiku San Diego members enjoyed exploring approaches in both writing and reading/appreciating haiku during this interactive session.

As always, the second half of our meeting was spent participating in an Anonymous Haiku Workshop, where members submitted haiku they're working on and received insights and feedback from the group.

Attendees: Bhasha Leonard, Laurie Eivet, Lynda Riese, Maggi Roark, Anita Guenin, Naia, Deborah P. Kolodji, and guests Michael L. Evans and Sandy Plass.

Note: HSD's regular May meeting is canceled as it falls on Mothers' Day. Next regular HSD meeting: Sunday, June 9, 2013.