All essays by Ken Jones are published with the kind permission of Ken’s daughter Helen Stevenson.
Covering London and the South East, this group meets around every two months in central London. Non BHS members are also welcome.
Co-ordinator Mark Gilfillan – email: arnoldcircus (a) hotmail . com
The Oxford Haiku Group holds informal evening meetings in Oxford pubs to share and discuss members’ haiku. Non-BHS members are also welcome. For more information and details of the next meeting please email Mark Ritchie at (jmarkr2013[at]gmail.com)
Green Wood Haiku is based in Shropshire and meets once in each of the seasons. Contact David Bingham at david . hodgebower (a) tiscali . co . uk for details of membership, meetings and events.
As part of “The British Haiku Society” outreach programme, and for the second year running, we had a table at the “Poetry Book Fair” in Conway Hall, London.
Again all of us wore our BHS T-shirts and everyone looked very smart. Business was quite brisk throughout the day and a total of £110.00 was made from the sale of BHS books and journals. In addition, we not only gained a new member but later on quite a few people liked our Facebook page and joined our lively BHS Facebook group.
In the afternoon Katherine Gallagher, Kate B Hall, Mark Gilfillan and Iliyana Stoyanova took part in very well attended haiku reading in the park – Katherine (haiku and tanka), Kate (haiku), Mark (haiku) and Iliyana (haiku in 5 different languages and haibun).
Many thanks to all involved in this wonderful event and especially to Susan Lee Kerr for our beautiful T-shirts!
All in all an eventful and very successful day!
Photos provided by Frank Williams and Mark’s and Kate’s friends!
Write-up: Frank Williams and Iliyana Stoyanova