September 24th, 2006

Egrets Reading

Pacific Asia Museum

On Friday night, I met kathleenwilson at the Pacific Asia Museum to speak to a staff member about a possible partnership between the Pacific Asia Museum and the Southern California Haiku Study Group. They are considering allowing us to meet there at our usual meeting time (third Saturday of the month, from 2-4 pm).

Saturdays at the Pacific Asia Museum already include morning T'ai Chi Classes from 8:00-9:30, and Chinese Brush Painting from 10:00-12:00. They thought an afternoon haiku workshop from 2-4 would fit right in. There seem to be ample meeting spaces - besides the lovely courtyard (where the T'ai Chi meets) there's a library upstairs, and several meeting rooms.

I'm supposed to hear from them on Wednesday, hopefully with good news.

Once, I finally get a permanent new home established for my haiku group, I want to start my next little pet project - establishing a regular science fiction poetry reading and/or workshop that meets somewhere in Southern California on a regular basis.

Meanwhile, kingfisher1031 says we can have an annual science fiction poetry reading at his Monday Night Poetry reading. I'd like to set something up for next spring again. Even if we do set up a regular sf poetry reading somewhere, I think an annual sf poetry reading at Monday Night Poetry would be a great thing.