Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday updates - 3/19/2010

Dave Russo sent this:

North Carolina Haiku Society

This Saturday March 20: Poetea V in Winston-Salem

Teas from around the world, poets from around North Carolina—join us while we brew up the best tea and haiku for our reading and tasting at:

2:00 to 3:00
Golden Flower Center
612 N. Trade Street
Winston-Salem, NC

Poetea is a combination haiku reading and tea tasting. NCHS members read about 3-5 of their own haiku or the haiku of others, then tea is served as our host, Julie Reynolds, describes the qualities and background of the tea. We have several rounds like that, and then we all go to lunch. It's an enjoyable, low-key afternoon reading with a friendly, receptive audience.

Here's some video from Poetea IV.

Please Note: If think you might come, please reply to this email so we can plan how many chairs we'll need, etc. So far, we know that Bob, Curtis, and I will read.

Hope to see you there!

This also from Dave Russo:

Photos of Rebecca Ball Rust

Rebecca Ball Rust founded the North Carolina Haiku Society over 30 years ago. Those of you who attended Haiku Holiday last year will remember the quilt project we commissioned in response to Rebecca's recent collection of haiku, In the Night Shallows (2009, Rosenberry Books). (Thanks to Diane Katz of Rosenberry Books for this idea!) Lenard and I delivered the quilts to Rebecca this past weekend. Here are some photos:

Rebecca Ball Rust: March 13 2010

If you would like to write Rebecca, here is her address:

Rebecca Ball Rust
608 Heron Lake Trail
Aiken, SC 29803-9252


Merrill Gonzales sent this:

I just finished a series with Carol Purington who sent me four tanka. I created "The Seasons at Woodslawn Farm" from her tanka and they are presently published at Haigaonline

It was a wonderful experience in that I felt like I'd been invited to the farm where Carol and her family live.

Check out the other fine exhibits from the winter issue here:


Unknown said...

Wonderful to see Woodslawn Farm on Haiga Online! Thanks for introducing Merrill Gonzalez. Carol is a long-time haiku friend. As I expected, her tanka are lovely.

Ellen Compton

snowbird said...

Oh, to be in NC to enjoy your Poetea! And thanks to Dave for photos that allow me to be part of things there.
Thanks for posting Carol and my "The Seasons at Woodslawn Farm" as Ellen has said, Carol and I have been friends for a long time. She is one of the most courageous people I have ever known.
Many thanks Curtis for what you do. Merrill