Monday, February 14, 2011

Haiku North America, Seattle, August 2011

Logo by Dejah Leger


Michael Dylan Welch sent along an announcement for the Haiku North America conference this coming August and ask that I pass it along to all interested.  A posting seemed to be the fastest, best way to do that, so for those interested, here you go.

Haiku North America 2011 – Seattle, Washington

Save the date! Haiku North America 2011 will be held August 3 to 7, 2011, in Seattle, Washington.

Members of the Haiku Northwest group have generously offered to host the 2011 conference and they have many exciting plans already in the works, including a harbor cruise. The conference itself will be held at the Seattle Center, at the foot of the Space Needle, providing easy access to haiku writing and walking opportunities such as Pike Place Market (via the monorail), the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Experience Music Project rock-and-roll museum and Science Fiction Museum, and countless other attractions—including fleet week and the Seafair festival, with the Blue Angels performing overhead.

The conference theme will be “Fifty Years of Haiku,” celebrating the past, present, and future of haiku in North America. The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 28, 2011 (, but sooner is better. Proposals do not have to fit the theme. If you’ve already submitted a proposal, please confirm with Michael Dylan Welch at that you can come to Seattle on the new dates. Speakers already include Cor van den Heuvel, Richard Gilbert, David Lanoue, Carlos Colón, Fay Aoyagi, Jim Kacian, Emiko Miyashita, George Swede, and many others.

Detailed information on registration, lodging, and the conference schedule will be available in March. For further information as it becomes available, please visit And check out the new HNA blog at

See you in Seattle!

Garry Gay, Paul Miller, Michael Dylan Welch
Haiku North America


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Charles Gramlich said...

I've never been to a haiku conference. Man that sounds like good fun.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles, I'm looking forward to it. May be on a panel about blogging and haiku ...

Ed Baker said...

I went to the one hear in D.C. a few years ago

as I recall it was at the japan House... a really neat place.

the kigo (I think that's what it was called) was a "blast" me and Roberta B sat on a bench and discussed [something]
then we went to a "real" Japanese sushi restaurant
where I had REAL eel

go... it s lot s of phun..
and when you see Jim Kacian say "hey" for me.

and do give Ce and an'ya a..... "squeeze"

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Love Roberta and her fine work. Jim Kacian has been very generous with Lilliput - he supplied the runner up prizes for last year's 'Haiku Challenge' ... don't know Ce, but have seen her work.

Have never been to Seattle and have some friends there I haven't seen in decades. Hmn.


Michael Dylan Welch said...

Ed, I wonder if you're confusing Haiku North America (HNA) with a meeting of the Haiku Society of America (HSA). HNA has never been held in Washington, D.C., so you're probably thinking of an HSA meeting. HNA and HSA are entirely independent and very different. The HNA conference runs for five days, and attracts many more people than HSA meetings. Hope you might consider coming, Ed!

Ed Baker said...

I most likely was/am confused...

which is par-for-the-course for me...
and a ploy that I use to get me to the next
brilliant haikai:

looking at full moon
this old man

what-ever happened to that third issue of Tundra...

that was one of the "better" magazines.