Featuring award-winning poet, Charlotte Digregorio, AM’79

Free Lectures and Workshops in Evocative Poetry

Charlotte Digregorio, AM’79, of Winnetka, IL, is the author of the new book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and four other award-winning non-fiction books. She has won 32 poetry awards and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Digregorio has taught languages and writing at universities for 35 years. She has been a writer-in-residence at schools throughout the U.S., and she often speaks at national conferences. She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The University of Chicago and Pomona College, respectively. Her haiku have been translated into six languages, and she is the current Second Vice President for the Haiku Society of America. She has given dozens of haiku workshops and readings. Her poems are exhibited in public venues, including art galleries, botanic gardens, stores, restaurants, and on Chicago‘s public transit.

The Fun Art of Haiku and Senryu

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 1:30-3:00pm
Deerfield Public Library
920 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015

Be creative and capture the moments of your life at Deerfield Public Library, IL. Learn to write and publish very short, insightful poems about nature, the seasons, and human nature. Poet and Author Digregorio will give a presentation on these two poetic forms, written in fifty-six languages worldwide.

Haiku and senryu originated in Japan centuries ago. They are enjoyable to read and write. Each participant will write a poem and read it to the audience, if desired. Four winning poems will be announced. Each winner will receive a haiku poetry journal. For more info and to pre-register for the free event, click here.

Finding Your Distinctive Voice in Haiku

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 10:00-11:30am
Bolin Brook Farm
600 Bolin Brook Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Digregorio will be a guest speaker at the North Carolina Haiku Society's Holiday Weekend, at Bolin Brook Farm in Chapel Hill. Participants will learn how to write original haiku, short, insightful poems that capture the moment and haunt the consciousness of readers. They will explore self-awareness and how to experience things around them that other poets miss. They will also learn how to attract readers through sound and other literary devices.

Haiku originated centuries ago in Japan and is written in fifty-six languages today. In the presentation, ideas for daily exercises will be provided to cultivate self-awareness and observational skills. A sampling of haiku by longtime poets will be offered to help participants find fresh approaches to writing their poems. For more info, visit http://nc-haiku.org/haiku-holiday/

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Charlotte Digregorio, AM'79