July 24, 2014

Perth City Library Haiku Competition

City Library Haiku Competition (City of Perth)

Submit your original haiku (limit of 5 haiku per person) by 5 pm Wednesday 27th August 2014 to City Library for the chance to win cash prizes:
In person: Level 1, 140 William St, Perth
Mail: GPO Box C120 Perth WA 6839
Email: perth.library@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

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July 22, 2014

Entries open for 2014 Katikati Haiku Contest

Entries are now open for the 2014 Katikati Haiku Contest. The senior section (18 & over) offers cash prizes, thanks to the generosity of Kings Seeds - $NZ100 for first, $NZ50 for second and $NZ25 for third. Proceeds to the Katikati Haiku Pathway project. Further details are provided below.

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July 20, 2014

New Secretary Australian Haiku Society

The committee of the Haiku Society of Australia (HaikuOz) would like to thank Greg Piko, who is stepping down from the role of Secretary of the Society after nearly four years of invaluable service and support. We wish him well in his future endeavours.

Congratulations and welcome to Rodney Williams who, I am delighted to announce, has accepted the position of Secretary Australian Haiku Society.

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NZPS International Poetry Competition

NZPS International Poetry Competition: Haiku Section 2014

Congratulations to the winner Vanessa Proctor (Sydney, Australia), followed by Katherine Raine (Milton, NZ), Laurel Astle (Sawtell, NSW, Australia), Lynn Tara Austin (Christchurch, NZ) and Charline Pocock (Eketahuna, NZ).

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July 19, 2014

Red Dragonflies winter meeting 2014

The Red Dragonflies, with the inclusion of guest, Bill Tibben, held their winter meeting on Saturday 19th July at Vanessa Proctor’s home. With the smells of freshly baked bread and buttermilk cake with passionfruit icing wafting about us, we workshopped our pre-set exercises which had presented the usual challenge, i.e. to compose original haiku on topics including a night in the country, a winter plant, and International Friendship Day.

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