August 3-7, 2011-Haiku North America 2011 in Seattle, Washington


From Michael Dylan Welch:

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

See you in Seattle!

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










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