International Haiku Poetry Day 2017 begins tomorrow (actually, later today for those West of us not on the dateline). Here’s the schedule of 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).
EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration.
This year’s theme, in this time of political, religious and civil strife, is Reconciliation. 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 IHPD2016 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.