February 2013 NaHaiWriMo

Back in February of 2011, Michael Dylan Welch, created the NaHaiWriMo daily haiku writing challenge on Facebook, as a way of encouraging haiku poets to develop a daily writing habit. The response was overwhelming!

Although originally conceived of as a one-time 28 day challenge, due to popular demand, NaHaWriMo has continued daily, with different haiku poets providing the prompts,  since February 2011. (I was the May 2011 prompter.) The number of participants has grown to over 1200; they range from new haiku poets, to those who have been writing for decades. All are welcome (there are newcomers all the time), and the NaHaiWriMo community is very supportive. This will be my third year participating. I will posting my haiku on the NaHaiWriMo FB wall, the HSA Oregon FB wall, and also here on my blog.

Michael has created a NaHaiWriMo website to provide  information about the challenge, including how to participate. February attracts the greatest number of participants, and the first four prompts have already been posted. (Prompts are generally posted one day in advance, to accomodate those in other time zones. This is an international community.)

Hope to see you there!

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3 thoughts on “February 2013 NaHaiWriMo

  1. Reblogged this on Failing at Haiku and commented:
    I have been participating in this, and talking about it on my Facebook page. I have not had time to write up a good blog post, so I will just share this one from Prose Posies which has links in it if you want to explore further.

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