About Haiku Festival

Haiku Fest is the brainchild of Regina Harris Baiocchi and was inspired by one of her mentors, the late Gwendolyn Brooks, Illinois Poet Laureate. Haiku Fest was founded by Regina in Chicago, IL. Haiku Fest presents poetry readings, workshops, competitions and awards programs.

Haiku Fest Awards Programs are juried, annual events for 8 to 14 year old poets. Each poet receives a Certificate of Achievement. Other commendations include cash awards, prizes and honorable mentions.

By participating in the Haiku Festival, participants grant Haiku Fest the right to print poems, poets’ names, ages, school name, city, and commendation

details on the Haiku Fest web site, in advertisements, and other publications. Copyright is reverted to each poet once poems are published on the official Haiku Fest website and in its literature.

Regina Harris Baiocchi is a composer and author of Blues Haiku, Urban Haiku, and Indigo Sound. Her music has been performed by internationally-acclaimed artists including Chicago and Detroit Symphony orchestras, and the US Army Band. One of Regina’s audio CDs, Kidstuff, includes original music she wrote for children. Regina began writing haiku at age 7.

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Workshops & Readings

Haiku Festival offers Workshops and readings at your school or organization’s site Monday – Saturday, cheap baseball jerseys China 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Call 312-253-7453 or email Regina@HaikuFest.com

Upcoming & Recent Poetry Workshops:

Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL
Admission: FREE


Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL
Admission: FREE


Truman City College
1145 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
“Haiku Poetry Workshops for Students”


Reformation Lutheran Church
11310 S. Kyle Schwarber game jersey Forest Avenue
Chicago, IL
“African American Read In”


Avondale Logandale Elementary
3212 West George Street
Chicago, IL
“Haiku Poetry Workshop for Students”


St. Cornelius School
5252 cheap football jerseys China North Long
Chicago, IL
“Haiku Poetry Workshop for Students”

Langston Hughes Elementary
240 W. 104th Street
Chicago, IL
“Haiku Poetry Workshops for Students”


St. Paschal Elementary
6143 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL
“Haiku Poetry Workshops for Students”


Mather LifeWays
33 E. 83rd Street
Chicago, IL
“Regina Baiocchi & HaikuFest Intro”


John B. Drake Elementary
2710 S. wholesale football jerseys Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
“Haiku Poetry Workshops for Students”


Jones High School
700 S. State Street
Chicago, IL
“Library Dedication”


St. Pascal School
6134 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL
“Haiku Poetry Workshop for Students”