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Schedule for 2023

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the safety of in-person gatherings, we have decided to hold our quarterly meetings and special presentation meetings for 2023 online via Zoom. Invitations to the Zoom meetings will be sent to members by email. Please visit the "Recordings" page for recordings of past readings and events. Unless otherwise noted, all of our meetings begin at 1 p.m. Pacific Time


January 22, 2023:  Winter quarterly meeting. Featured readers: Nathanael Tico and David Watts.

March 19, 2023 (at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time): A special reading and presentation on haiku in India by the luminary poet Kala Ramesh, who will read her own work along with a selection of poems from established and rising haiku poets whose work is a vital part of the flourishing haiku scene in India today. Please note the unusually early start time for those of us in the U.S. to allow poets from opposite sides of the globe to convene virtually for this special event. A Q&A will follow. 

April 23, 2023: Spring quarterly meeting. Featured readers: Dyana Basist and Lorraine Padden.

April 30, 2023 (at 8 a.m. Pacific Time): Special event with Triveni Haikai India featuring a reading and celebration of Jacarandas are Blue by Johannes Manjrekar (readers will be Kala Ramesh, Paresh Tiwari, Shobhana Kumar, Geethanjali Rajan and Shalini Pattabiraman). A Zoom link will be sent to HPNC members the day before the event.  

May 7, 2023: Social gathering in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Time and details to follow. Many thanks to Sarah Paris for organizing this opportunity for us to meet in person!

June 4, 2023: Special presentation by Chuck Brickley: "Why Haiku."

July 16, 2023: Summer quarterly meeting. Featured readers: Juanito Escareal and Michael Dylan Welch.

September 17, 2023: Two Autumns reading. Featured readers: Stephanie Baker, John Barlow, Terri French, and Dan Schwerin. Editor/producer of the commemorative chapbook: Carolyn Hall. Again this year, we plan to send one copy of the chapbook to each paid HPNC member without additional charge. Mark your calendars!

October 15, 2023: Fall quarterly meeting. Featured readers: Wakako Miya Rollinger and Annette Makino.

January 21, 2024: Winter quarterly meeting. Featured readers: Laszlo Slomovits and Jennifer Burd.

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