Haiku North America 2011
New Location: Haiku North America to be Held in Rochester,
July 27–31, 2011
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Organizers of the 2011 Haiku North America conference are
pleased to announce that Rochester, New York, will now host
the 2011 HNA conference, to be held July 27–31, 2011. The
conference will maintain the theme of education in haiku and
will take place at the Rochester Institute of Technology,
cosponsored by the National Technical Institute for the
Deaf, by the Postsecondary Educational Network-International
funded by the Nippon Foundation of Tokyo, and by the
Rochester Area Haiku Group. Led by Jerome Cushman, the local
organizing committee also includes Carolyn Dancy, Deb Koen,
and Deanna Tiefenthal, with local and long-distance help
from Francine Banwarth, Randy Brooks, and others.
Anticipated activities include an Erie Canal boat cruise,
banquet, regional readings, a memorial reading, anthology,
T-shirts, and possible visits to nearby cultural
attractions, including the National Museum of Play and a
guided tour of historic Mt. Hope Cemetery, the oldest
Victorian municipal cemetery in America and burial site of
Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, and poet Adelaide
Crapsey. More details will be provided at
www.haikunorthamerica.com and on the HNA Facebook page at
(please take a look and
click Like! if you're a Facebook member). For more
information, please contact Jerome Cushman at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Michael Dylan Welch at email@example.com. We look forward to
seeing you at Haiku North America in Rochester!
Note: Randy Brooks and Millikin University regret that they
are not able to host HNA in 2011. We’re grateful for Randy’s
initial work in planning HNA for 2011, and also grateful to
haiku poets in Rochester, New York, for taking on the
conference. Don’t miss it!
—Michael Dylan Welch, Garry Gay, and Paul Miller
Call for Proposals
If you already submitted a proposal for HNA at Millikin
University, it will still be considered (no need to resend).
If you would like to submit a new proposal, please send it
to Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com by January 31,
2011. The theme will be education in haiku, but proposals do
not have to fit the theme. Proposals can include papers,
presentations, panel discussions, readings, workshops, or
other activities featuring haiku and related literature
(except tanka) in North America. Please provide the
following details with your proposal (directly in your email
message; no attached files, please):
1. Title (as you would want it to appear in the conference
program—make it catchy or provocative if appropriate).
2. A maximum of 50 words describing your presentation (as
you would want it to appear in the conference program;
please write to attract an audience.
3. Additional descriptions or goals of your presentation
(for the benefit of conference organizers), mentioning any
planned handouts or activities.
4. Special needs such as digital projection (for PowerPoint
presentations), audio, whiteboard, etc.
5. Length of time needed or preferred.