Saturday, October 13, 2018

2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) Haiku Invitational

This was totally unexpected! I got an email early September that my haiku had been selected as Best in the USA category. I had submitted a few times to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival haiku contest in the past, but I had just won honorable mention last year. This year I am one of the 6 top winners! Thank you to the organizers and judges and congratulations to all the winners. 

I'm so thrilled to find out that the top poems in six main categories (Vancouver, BC, Canada, United States, International and Youth) will receive celebrity readings and be featured in creative ways during the 2018 festival some which include: publication in The Bulletin magazine, Haiku Canada newsletter, an online publication in the newsletter of the Haiku Society of America, printing in a chapbook hand-folded and bound by Victoria-based Leaf Press and publication on the VCBF website. Winning poems will be read by Christopher Gaze at the VSO’s Tea & Trumpets Concert, at our media-kickoff event, Cherry Jam Downtown concert by media celebrity emcee and celebrated at Sakura Days Japan Fair  Leith Wheeler Haiku House.

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