January 24, 2019

2019 Society Events

CALENDAR FOR 2019

Meetings and Events

Please Note: January 15, 2019 was the Annual Membership Due Date
Bring peanut-free food to all potluck sharing, please!
Subject to changes; check back often for the latest information.
To get additional information (directions and other details) for events at private homes, call Patricia Machmiller: 408-225-4946.

Day/Date/Time Event
Saturday
January 12
10 AM – 4 PM
Haiku Workshop by Patricia Machmiller at Markham House, History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop their internal critic. Bring haiku struggling to lift off, and a bag lunch.  Directions to the History Park.
Tuesday
January 15
YTHS membership Dues for 2019 due. Membership form and more details can be found here.
Friday
February 1
Submissions deadline (YTHS members only) for the first 2019 GEPPO.
Saturday
February 9
1 PM – 4:30 PM
Haiku Workshop by Phillip Kennedy at the home of Dyana Basist, Santa Cruz, CA. This workshop will look at the history of season words and seasonal topics in Japanese poetry. Phillip will also share some season word descriptions from an Edo Period saijiki. Please carpool.
Saturday
March 9
1 PM – 4:30 PM
Haibun Workshop by Carolyn Fitz, Cliffwood Estates Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 3200 Cliffwood Drive, Soquel, CA. Bring a short personal story (1-2 paragraphs) to read aloud and to inspire a haiku. RSVP to Carolyn at: inkstonefitz@comcast.net. Snack table contributions are welcome, but please no peanut content.
Saturday
April 13
11 AM – 3 PM
Garden Tour, Picnic, and Ginko at the Tilden Botanic Garden, Berkeley, CA, led by David Sherertz, Garden Docent and YTHS member. Gather at the Visitor Center (to the left of the Main Gate, at the intersection of Wildcat Canyon and South Park Drive). Easiest parking is in the parking lot across from the Garden on Wildcat Canyon Drive. Directions to the Garden. David Sherertz will be our docent for a garden ginko with writing and sharing time.  Lawn picnic potluck lunch first, bring blanket or low chair. Please bring peanut-free food to all potluck sharing. Flyer for this event.
Wednesday
May 1
Submissions deadline (YTHS members only) for the second 2019 GEPPO.
Saturday
May 11
10 AM – 4 PM
Haiku in the Park, Okayama Room/Leininger Center, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA. Tea House Reading: Haiku beginner’s mini-workshop at 10 AM, docent-led tour of garden at 11 AM, lunch at Noon, featured readers from 1-4 PM. Flyer for this event.
Friday
May 31
Submissions deadline for the 2019 Kiyoshi & Kiyoko Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest. Details here.
Saturday-Sunday
June 8 – 9
Day or overnight trip to the historic first Japanese colony in the USA. The Wakamatsu Festival 150-Year Celebration, Coloma, CA. Details about this event. For more information contact Alison Woolpert: awool@cruzio.com.
Saturday
June 15
Submissions deadline (YTHS members only) for the 2019 YTHS Members Anthology. See the GEPPO for submission details.
Saturday
June 15
10 AM – 2 PM
Sharing of the Wakamatsu Festival at Alison Woolpert’s home, Santa Cruz, CA. Potluck lunch and haiku writing. Please bring peanut-free food to all potluck sharing.
Saturday
June 22
9:30 AM – 4 PM
One-day workshop on the haiku writing process by Patricia Machmiller near Moss Landing. Suggested donation to YTHS $60. For more info or to register:  patriciajmachmiller@msn.com
Saturday
July 13
6 PM – 9 PM
Tanabata Celebration and Potluck at Anne Homan’s home, Livermore, CA. Please bring peanut-free food to all potluck sharing. Newcomers and guests are welcome!
Monday
July 15
Submissions deadline (YTHS members only) for the third 2019 GEPPO.
August No Meeting.
Sunday
September 8
10:30 AM – 3 PM
Annual Board Planning Meeting and Potluck at Mimi Ahern’s home, San Jose, CA. Please bring peanut-free food to all potluck sharing.
Saturday
September 14
5 PM – 9 PM
Moon Viewing and Potluck at Linda Papanicolaou’s home, Stanford, CA. Please bring peanut-free food to all potluck sharing. RSVP to paplinda@yahoo.com.
Saturday
September 21
9:30 AM – 4 PM
One-day workshop on haiku elements of kigo and image by Patricia Machmiller near Moss Landing. Suggested donation to YTHS $60. For more info or to register:  patriciajmachmiller@msn.com
Saturday
October 12
12 Noon – 4 PM
Picnic Lunch at Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, CA, Picnic, ginko, haiku writing, and sharing. Bring your own lunch. Directions to the Garden.
Tuesday
October 15
Submissions deadline (YTHS members only) for the fourth 2019 GEPPO.
Friday-Monday
November 8-11
YTHS Haiku Retreat at Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA. Newcomers welcome. Set in a beautiful natural landscape with opportunities to learn from other experienced poets and artists.
Friday lunch through Monday lunch.
More details can be found here.
Saturday
December 14
5 PM – 9 PM
YTHS Holiday Party at Patricia and Al Machmiller’s home, San Jose, CA. Potluck dinner and card exchange. Please bring peanut-free food to all potluck sharing.