Haiku: Living in the Moment – Reading and Workshop


Photo of poet Margaret ChulaMargaret Chula lived in Japan for twelve years where she taught creative writing at Kyoto universities. She has published six collections of poetry; most recently, What Remains: Japanese Americans in Internment Camps, done in collaboration with quilt artist Cathy Erickson. Specializing in Japanese poetry, she teaches workshops at universities, Zen centers, and at international poetry conferences. One of her haiku featured on Itoen tea cans distributed throughout Japan. Last year, she was the Poet Laureate for Friends of Chamber Music in Portland, Oregon. She also serves as President of the Tanka Society of America. Visit her website: www.margaretchula.com, then come and experience her poetry in person!


Margaret Chula presented a public reading at the Shelton Timberland Library on Thursday, June 14, 6:00-7:30.  The library is located at 710 W. Alder Street in Shelton, WA.  Here is a Google map centered on the library.


Writing and reading haiku with Margaret Chula

Saturday, June 16, 2012 – 10:00 to 4:00
Hypatia-In-the-Woods, 162 SE Lagoon Lane, Shelton, WA

We’ll spend the morning reading haiku by Japanese masters and Western poets, followed by some fun writing exercises. After lunch, we’ll walk the labyrinth and the surrounding woods for inspiration. For all levels of writers. Come with an open mind and a bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Registration: $50

Enrollment is limited to 10; please pre-register by calling or emailing:
360-427-0760  OR

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the rust on my scissors
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