6:30 pm, Saturday, August 6, $10 per person
Lopez Room, at the corner of Republican Street and 1st Avenue North,
in the Northwest Rooms at Seattle Center, in Seattle
Join Terry Ann Carter and Charles Trumbull, two of North America's most prominent haiku poets and historians as they explore Canadian and American haiku, featuring its leading organizations, publications, poets, their poems, and more, with multimedia presentations. Music performances (and late evening contra dance) by La Famille Léger. This event concludes the Haiku North America conference. Come for the entire conference or selected days if you can (see information at www.haikunorthamerica.com) or come just on Saturday night. Payments/registration accepted at the door. For more information, contact Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com or phone 206-240-0871.
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Whether a rare keepsake or just an extra copy, your book donation to the silent auction will make for a richer experience for us all!
Here are just a few of the books haiku poets have donated:
You read about it in the last Frogpond, now get Gary Hotham’s, “Spilled Milk”, here and support HNA at the same time.
Can’t get enough of our beautiful city? The sumptuous photographs Seattle Pacific Gem is sure to give you endless ideas for poems.
And for collectors, Redmoon Press has donated a rare hard copy edition of, A String Untouched: Dag Hammarskjöld's Life in Haiku and Photographs
Do you have books you’d like to offer as silent auction items to support the conference? Please let me know. Write tracykoretsky at tracykoretsky dot com
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We didn’t forget all our local friends when putting together our silent auction and raffle. Knowing how much haiku poets value experiences, we’ve got a few of those for you:
Seattle’s own Frye Museum has gifted us with several memberships. From their website, here is information on the museum's collection:"Frye Founding Collection: Comprising 232 paintings, the Frye Founding Collection was established by two of Seattle’s earliest patrons of the arts, Charles and Emma Frye. The collection, which celebrates primarily late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century German art, was formed in the first part of the twentieth century, when a number of influential American collectors and museum curators sought to establish close cultural ties between Germany and America.
Frye Art Museum Collection: In addition to the Frye Founding Collection, the Museum owns an extensive collection of artworks purchased or gifted to the Museum since its opening in 1952. The first director of the Museum, Walser Sly Greathouse, purchased nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American artworks that complemented the Founding Collection. Some of the American artists represented in the collection, including Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, Frank Duveneck, Geri Melchers, and John H. Twachtman, had close artistic and intellectual ties to Europe, particularly to Germany."
Argosy Cruises has donated –count ‘em – two cruises for two. Enjoy both Lake Union and Lake Washington on this 2-hour cruise. Your cruise includes live narration pointing out some fascinating history and interesting facts of the places you are seeing. See the historic houseboat community including the "Sleepless in Seattle" houseboat, Mt. Rainier and homes of Seattle's rich and famous.
Proceeds from our raffle and silent auction will be used to support the conference. Your participation makes a difference!
Do you have a service or experience you’d like to offer as silent auction items to support the conference? Please let me know. Write tracykoretsky at tracykoretsky dot com
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Lately I have spent my Saturdays humbly begging on our behalf so that we could offer you some enticements in our HNA raffle and silent auction, happening on the Saturday of our conference, that might be meaningful as well as beautiful.
For example, the Pacific Northwest is a center for art glass, so I really wanted to make an opportunity for you to take some home with you, while, of course, helping to make this conference possible.
Thanks to Glassworks Northwest you now can. We are grateful for the gift of this set of four handmade coasters that will just pick up light every time you use them, and this charming nightlight cover that should make any haiku poet smile. When I told the people behind Seattle's Big Dipper Wax Works that bees are significant in haiku, they immediately put together something to inspire us. This Beehive Glass candle is complete with two refill candles, beautifully packaged. And I didn’t have to explain a thing for Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw to make the connection and very generously offer several of these gorgeous pens and handmade notebooks that will make it possible for lots of us to take a memento of our time together home.
Do you have artworks and objects you’d like to offer as silent auction items to support the conference? Please let me know. Write tracykoretsky at tracykoretsky dot com.
We have visitors coming to Seattle from all over the world for Haiku North America. The first weekend in August is a BIG WEEKEND in Seattle! It's called SeaFair Weekend!Back before Seattle had any sports teams, a symphony or any big cultural pull- we had SeaFair. Here is a link to the website. We have celebrated SeaFair now for 60 years. Seattle has long proclaimed itself the boating capital of the world. A popular tale is that Seattle has about 600,000 people living in it, and has 60,000 registered pleasure boats- that is a 1:10 ratio!Stanley Sayers set the world speed record for a straightaway on Lake Washington, Seattle in 1950
. His hydroplane went to Detroit, Michigan for the Gold Cup that year, easily beating the competition, and sealing the Seattle public's love with unlimited hydroplane racing. A big part of the SeaFair festivities include the hydroplane races, which take place on Lake Washington.SeaFair is several months long of festivities: a parade, a Queen, marathon, milk carton derby, and dozens of community parades and festivals all around Seattle. A big draw for some is the airshow performed by the United States Navy's Blue Angels. The airshow is somewhat unique in that it is performed above Lake Washington, and many people pack onto boats to watch the show and bask in the sun and fun of the lake! The planes will also zoom across the city during their shows, so we hope to be able to see them from atop the Space Needle during our banquet on Saturday!For the "Legend of Seafair" please click on this link.Seattle is really a ton of fun on SeaFair weekend- you are going to love it here!