Author Topic: HAIKU NORTH AMERICA 2011 - Seattle, Washington - August 3 to 7, 2011  (Read 2146 times)

Save the date!  Haiku North America 2011 will be held August 3 to 7, 2011 (new dates)   
Members of the Haiku Norhtwest group have generously offered to host the 2011 conference and they have many exciting plans already in the works, including a harbor cruise.  The confeence itself will be held at the Seattle Centre, 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 Projet 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.
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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 Welch.M@aol.com that you  can come to Seattle on the new dates.  Speakers already include Cor van den Heuval, Richard Gilbert, David Lanoue, Carlos Colon, Fay Aoyagi, Jim Kacian, Emiko Miyashita, George Swede, and many others.  Info at:  www.haikunorthamerica.com and HNA blog at http://haikunorthamerica.wordpress.com/.