International Haiku Poetry Day, The Haiku Foundation’s world-wide celebration of all things haiku, is only two weeks away. We’d like to remind you to complete your projects, plan your meetings, and re-read your saijiki in preparation for our upcoming events:
HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival 2017
We look forward to sharing your HaikuLife, video haiga, or other haiku video production with the haiku community. We will screen offerings in 3 modes: HaikuLife Format (17 segments of 17 seconds each: view our demo); Free Format (pretty much anything goes, and including video haiga like this one); and Feature Format (anything longer than 10 minutes). Deadline for films to be made available to us for presentation: 10 April. Screenings on April 17, 2016.
EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration.
The United Nations has designated 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. We don’t think this is a particularly apt theme for EarthRise, and so, in this time of political animus, we’ve selected Reconciliation as our topic. Plan to share one poem or many in the world’s largest collaborative poem. Last year we had over 500 submissions to the world’s largest collaborative poem. (Perhaps we ought to give The Guinness Book of World Records a call . . .) Beginning at 1 minute past midnight at the International Dateline, April 17, 2017.
Local Haiku Celebrations.
Planning a special meeting? A meeting of your local haiku society? Any other haiku-related event? Send us the details and we’ll list it as part of the IHPD2017 celebrations. Anything you’d like others to know about, and would wish to encourage their participation, is fodder for us. Please send your info by the deadline of 10 April and we’ll list your event.
Be a part of it — celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, April 17.