Kath Abela Wilson gave us a taste of her very unique family stew during her reading at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017:


Kath Abela Wilson presents her family stew at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

(…) My father was  a fava, mother a cauliflower, the kids red beans. I was grated parmesan stirring it up at the end. (…)

-Kath Abela Wilson, extract from Maltese Minestra, from “A taste of a Family Stew”, a trifold


Rick Wilson and Kath Abela Wilson at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.

what my husband loves

best about me how I make


-Kath Abela Wilson (from “A taste of a Family Stew”, a trifold)

Jessica Tremblay was cartoonist-in-residence at Seabeck Haiku Getaway. You’ll find photos and comics posted on her Old Pond Comics website soon.



Six cows are grazing (Haiku by Richard Wright)



Six cows are grazing;

The seventh stands near a fence,

Staring into space.

  • Haiku by Richard Wright (Haiku: This Other World, #135), cartoon illustration by Old Pond Comics.



Penumbra (NaHaiWriMo 22)



Occasionally I visit the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page to see what’s happening, who’s the prompter (this month it’s RANDALL HERMAN), and what kind of daily writing themes they’re exploring.

The problem is once I read the theme, I can’t help doing a comic about it. .

The prompt for August 22 was penumbra (“during the eclipse it is the shadow on either side of the path of totality”).



Choose your conference freebie carefully



When creating a freebie for your next haiku conference, there are lots of things to consider, but mainly:

  • Cost: how much it will cost
  • Time: how much time it will take to create

You have to make a freebie for every attendee, so the cost and production time will depend on the size of the conference.

No matter what format you will chose, don’t wait till last minute!

See examples of promotional bookmarks.