Saturday, September 22, 2012

Haiku Society of America

Haiku Poets to Meet

Haiku Society of America members and guests will meet to share and critique participants’ poems, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at Winnetka Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. Free and open to the public, pre-registration is required.

Those who don’t have haiku to share may attend to listen and learn.

Haiku is short meditative poetry that originated in Japan in the 1600s. It is gaining popularity worldwide in many languages. Often three lines, it has 17 syllables or less, and captures the moment with a reference to nature, seasons, or human nature.

HSA is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization to promote the writing and appreciation of haiku in English. Its website is

HSA’s Midwest Region holds five meetings a year in the north suburbs that include speakers, readings, retreats, and festivals.

To pre-register for the October meeting, contact Charlotte Digregorio, Midwest Regional Coordinator, 847-881-2664.