For2013-14 schedule, please visit 2013-14 schedule
HPNC Spring Meeting
April 21, 2013 (Sunday) 1-5 pm at Fort Mason, San Fancisco, Rm C-235 at Building C.
Our featured reader is Joseph Robello. Sue Antolini leads editing workshop.
Please note that Fort Mason changes the parking policy. Please see Fort Mason Parking policy for the detail.
2012 Rengay Contest
We are happy to announce the results of the contest. (Judge: John Stevenson)
First Place: "Snapshot" by Beverley George (Australia) and David Terelinck (Australia)
Second Place: "Celluloid Moon" also by Beverley and David
Third Place: "Bubble Gum Bubbles" by John Thompson (CA) and Renee Owen (CA)
Honorable Mention: "The Sound of Frost" by Angela Terry (WA), Cara Holman (OR) and Julie Warther (OH)
Congratulations, winners! We are looking forward to your submission to our 2013 contest.
You will see the winning rengays shortly.
2012 HPNC Haiku Tanka Senryu Contest
Thank you for participating 2012 Haiku Tanka Senryu Contest. Please click 2012 Haiku Tanka Senryu Contest Result for the result. Also you can read all the judges' comments here (2012 Haiku Tanka Senryu Contest results with judges' comments). The results of the past contests, please click 'contest results' in the side bar.
Member's News: Carolyn Hall's new book "the doors all unlocked" is available now! Please go to Members' News for details.
HPNC dues for 2012 became due on January 1. Please go to How to become a member page.
Mariposa Submission Deadline
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.
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.