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AUGUST 3-7 - HAIKU NORTH AMERICA 2011 IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
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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 (http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/pages/2011.html), 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 [email protected] 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 www.haikunorthamerica.com. And check out the new HNA blog at http://haikunorthamerica.wordpress.com/.

See you in Seattle!

Garry Gay, Paul Miller, Michael Dylan Welch
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Re: AUGUST 3-7 - HAIKU NORTH AMERICA 2011 IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 03:11:09 AM »
I've just posted photos of the HNA hotels at http://picasaweb.google.com/MichaeDylanWelch/MarQueenHotelForHaikuNorthAmerica37August2011Seattle# and http://picasaweb.google.com/MichaeDylanWelch/TheInnAtQueenAnneForHaikuNorthAmerica37August2011Seattle#. Take a look! We'll post booking instructions and the HNA discount code on the HNA website soon. How do these hotels look to you?

The MarQueen is $145 a night (with breakfast), and the Inn at Queen Anne is $85 a night (and is across the street from our meeting facility at Seattle Center). We have plenty of rooms booked for us at both hotels, so there's no hurry to book just yet, but we'll announce when you can do that soon. Are you coming?

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Re: AUGUST 3-7 - HAIKU NORTH AMERICA 2011 IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 01:08:56 PM »
See you there, Michael!  Hotels look great!  Thanks for posting.  We were going to make reservations this week but hadn't determined which hotel would be best.  You've helped out a lot here with the two you have brought to the table.  They both look wonderful!

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 01:10:35 PM »
Thanks, Don. We'll be posting reservation information as soon as we can. We have plenty of rooms set aside for us at these two conference hotels.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 03:15:49 PM »
Hey Michael,

How many folks generally attend this event?  I would imagine somewhere between 75 and a 100?  Anyway, it sounds like fun and I'm looking forwarding to being there.

Don
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 03:25:46 PM »
I think the smallest HNA (in 1991) had about 85 people. Most have been around 100 people. In Boston (2001) there were almost 150, but that included many musicians and other artists who performed but didn't really participate in most of the conference. The largest was in Ottawa in 2009, which had about 130 people. We're hoping for at least 100, and can accommodate quite a bit more than that if necessary. Hope it's necessary!

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 06:41:58 PM »
That sounds great!  I think you'll attract quite a few folks to Seattle.  It's a great time of year there with many things to see and do ....... and ..... haiku!  The accomodations are very nice.  We booked our room and we're set to go.  The employees are very friendly and helpful as well.  Lets hope for a 150!!!   8)

Don

ps ... and yes, they are honoring HNA (corrected, thanks Michael!) prices at the hotels already!  That's great because my wife likes to plan and book things months ahead of time.   ::)  lol

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Re: AUGUST 3-7 - HAIKU NORTH AMERICA 2011 IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 02:56:54 AM »
Let's hope 150 people attend and make this an event to remember for years and years! ;-)

Alan

 

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