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About Haiku Poets of Northern California 

for 2017-18 schedule, go to 2017-18 schedule

2016 Rengay contest results  (judge:  Tanya McDoNald)

st place: Grand Arcade      by Simon Hanson and Beverley George

2nd place: Giving Thanks  by Sarah Welch and Michael Dylan Welch

3rd place: Page Turners  by John Thompson and Renee Owen

Honorable Mentions: Purple Haze  by John Thompson and Renee Owen

and Rocking Chair by Ruth Yarrow,  Michael Dylan Welch and Emiko Miyashita

Please go to Contests Results for details.

HPNC Spring Meeting

Sunday, April 30  (1pm-5pm)  at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Room C205, Building C

Jessica Malone Latham will be our featured reader.  Fukuromawashi (passing-envelopes) writing exercise will be led by Fay Aoyagi.


Mariposa Submission Deadline:  March 1

Mariposa is the membership journal of the Haiku Poets of Northern California.  It publishes haiku and senryu, as well as tanka, haibun, short linked verse and brief articles  (50-400 words).   Submissions for the twice-yearly issues are due in-hand March 1 and September 1.   

Go to Mariposa page more details.


The 26th Two Autumns Reading

Sunday, August 30, at Fort Mason, Building C, Room C260 in San Francisco.   

Readers:  Chuck Brickley, Beverly Acuff Momoi, Joan Zummerman, Kath Abela Wilson, and Rick Wilson.


HPNC Cherry Blossom Ginko

To see the details go to Cherry Blossom Ginko

March 20, 2011 (Sunday)



2010 Two Autumns reading
We had another excellent Two Autumns reading on August 22, 2010 at Fort Mason, San Francisco.  
Four readers from left:   Roberta Beary, Ebba Story, Victor Ortiz and Debbie Kolodji.
To see more details, please go to 2010 Two Autumns reading



HPNC participated in this year's Litquake, San Francisco's annual citywide literary festival. We read as part of the "Lit Crawl." We were also featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the city's free weekly newspaper, with a readership of 150,000. The feature is located here.

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