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Haiku Society of America Meetings

Haiku Society of America meetings are held quarterly at various locations throughout the U. S. The HSA also supports other local, national and international haiku activities.

The locations, times, and programs for the Quarterly Meetings appear in the HSA Newsletter and on this page of the HSA Web site. Announcements and details of HSA regional meetings appear in the HSA Newsletter and on the HSA Web site (see HSA Regional Announcements). Inquiries regarding regional meetings can also be addressed to the appropriate Regional Coordinator. Dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please verify your travel plans with the coordinator for each quarterly meeting.

See the web archives of 2013 Meetings, 2012 Meetings, 2011 Meetings, 2010 Meetings, 2009 Meetings, 2008 Meetings or 2007 Meetings or earlier HSA Meeting Archives.


2014 Haiku Society of America Meetings

4th Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 1st Quarter

Details of locations, times, and programs will appear in the HSA Newsletter and Web site, as will announcements and details of HSA regional meetings. Reminders of national meetings, HSA contest deadlines, and occasional other news or announcements will also be sent by e-mail. Inquiries regarding regional meetings can also be addressed to the appropriate regional coordinator.

1st Quarterly Meeting: March 21-23, 2014 @ Atlanta

The conference will be held at the Artmore Hotel, 1302 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. 404-876-6100. <http://www.artmorehotel.com/> HSA conference rate: $135 a night; add $15 for parking a vehicle.

Featured presenters will include: Jim Kacian, “Haiku in English: The First 100 Years”; Lee Gurga, a workshop; Stanford M. Forrester & Ben Moeller-Gaa, “Make Books, Not War: an exploration of the haiku chapbook, its many incarnations and possibilities”; Teresa Church, “Culture and Collage: An African American Approach to Haiku and Other Poetry”; Laurence Stacy, topic TBA; Lenard Moore, jazz haiku; Terri French, “Ku and Yoga”; and Tom Painting’s students from Paideia School. There will also be an open mike haiku reading for all participants and an HSA business meeting.

For more information, contact the Planning Committee of David Lanoue, Terri French, and Tom Painting: <david1gerard@hotmail.com>, <terri.l.french@gmail.com>, <tpainting51@gmail.com>.


2nd Quarterly Meeting: July 25 - 27 @ Mineral Point, Wisconsin

This will be a special joint meeting of Haiku Society of America and the Cradle of American Haiku Festival 4. The Cradle Festival was originated to honor those in the Midwest who have contributed to the development of English Language haiku. Much of the early work in English Language haiku was done in the Midwest. The first Cradle featured Raymond Roseleip, one of the early English Language poets, from Dubuque, Iowa. The second featured Robert Spiess, early haiku poet and editor of Modern Haiku for many years who was from Madison, Wisconsin. The third featured Don Eulert and James Bull, who started the first journal devoted exclusively to English Language haiku at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

The Cradle of American Haiku Festival 4 will honor and feature Randy Brooks, Lee Gurga and Charlie Trumbull, none of whom needs an introduction.

Some of the featured events scheduled include:

Photographic haiga presented by Aubrie Cox.
A kukai contest.
An education workshop.
An editing haiku for publication session led by Charlotte Degregio.
A haiku reading.
Oral interpretation of haiku.
Making your own chapbook.
A haiku critique session.
A panel discussion by the three featured poets to talk about the growth and development of haiku and how they think haiku will develop in the future.
HSA business meeting.

Ideas for more workshops are being developed.

There will be an opening reception at The Foundry Bookstore. Rick Harris (a favorite from previous Festivals and Retreats) will be performing. There will also be an open reading.

A Saturday night dinner and open reading will be held at The Walker House.

Poets are encouraged to bring their books for sale. The Foundry Books will handle the sale of the books to make life easier for the poets.

If anyone is interested in doing a workshop or has an idea for a workshop, please let Gayle Bull know <info@foundrybooks.com>.

For more information or to have your name added to the mailing list, please contact Gayle Bull at 608-987-4363 or <info@foundrybooks.com>. For information on lodging, please check <http://mineralpoint.com/>.


3rd Quarterly Meeting: September 26-27, 2014 @ New York City

New York City, West Beth Community Center.
For details contact Rita Gray <ritagray58@gmail.com>


4th Quarterly Meeting: December 5-6, 2014 @ Washington DC

The Fourth Quarterly meeting will be Washington D.C., Dec. 5-6.
For details contact Robert Ertman: <robertertman@msn.com>



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