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We have procured more items for the raffle and silent auction.
A personal thank you to Cor van der Heuval for the book that got me started with haiku: the first edition of The Haiku Anthology. This one, though, is signed. So is Cor’s other gift, a signed hardcopy of the Anthology’s latest edition. I do believe we have the honor of debuting this fully-illustrated haiku collection for children by our friend, Kala Ramesh, who is doing so much to nurture haiku in her native India. And -- count them -- two award-winning collections of beautiful work from Acorn editor, Carolyn Hall: How to Paint the Finch's Song from Red Moon Press- read a review of it here. The other book is Water Lines. Read its review here. Putting on her other hat, Carolyn has made it possible for you to bid on a set of four Acorn Supplements as well as a set of the past five issues.
The proceeds from the HNA silent auction help make this conference possible. It keeps the registration fees down and stretches six ways ‘till Sunday.
Got something you want to contribute? Won’t you please bring it along! If it would prefer to ship in advance contact: 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.