[Regina Harris Baiocchi]
Regina Harris Baiocchi is an accomplished African American composer, educator and poet based in Chicago. She announces the 8th Annual Haiku Festival:
Dear Poets, Parents & Teachers:
Happy New Year: may your life be filled with great poetry, peace, prosperity, and unspeakable joy in 2012 and beyond!
Our 8th Annual Haiku Festival welcomes original poetry. We offer writing workshops for poets and teachers. Please note:
Eligible: 3rd through 8th graders, ages 8 to 14
Entries: ONE poem per student, on any subject
Format: Three typed or clearly-printed lines, 5-7-5 syllables, NO TITLES
Prizes: $100, $50, $25, $20; Teacher-of-the-Year, School-of-the-Year, Certificates for all participants, and—NEW THIS YEAR: Awards for Best Poem from each school
DEADLINE: Saturday, 24 March 2012 by 12:00 midnight
Enter @: www.HaikuFest.com or via: “Haiku Festival, P. O. Box 450, Chicago, IL 60690”
Winners Announced: ~15 April 2012 (Please check web site for rules.)
AWARDS PROGRAM: Saturday, 28 April 2012 @ 10:00 AM, Harold Washington Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago 60605
Guest: Valerie Wallace, author of Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping
Questions: Please email Info@HaikuFest.com or call 312-253-7453
Please contact me to schedule a workshop in your school for teachers or students. Please share this email with poets, parents and teachers. We look forward to receiving your poems!