Meetings of the Haiku Society of America - 2019 Meeting

Haiku Society of America Meetings

Haiku Society of America meetings are held 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 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. 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 meeting.

Haiku Society of America 2019
National Meeting


The Eternal Now: Haiku in the Ancient City
Saint Augustine, Florida - May 17-19, 2019

The Haiku Society of America Spring National Meeting
Saint Augustine, Florida
Welcome to the Nation’s Oldest City!

The 2019 HSA Spring National Meeting will be held May 17th 18th and 19th in our nation's oldest city, Saint Augustine, Florida.  All events are within walking distance to numerous restaurants, galleries and other attractions in the historic downtown.

Friday, May 17: Corazon Theatre Lobby 36 Granada Street (904-679-5736)

3:30 – 5:30: Arrivals & Registration: Sign-in and Casual Meet and Greet in Lobby

Welcome & Greetings: Michael Henry Lee, Southeast Coordinator & Host;
HSA Officer; Coquina Haiku Circle of St. Augustine, Helping Hosts

6:00: Dinner in St. Augustine: See Host for Suggestions

Saturday, May 18: Flagler College, Pollard Hall, 31 Cordova Street

8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Late Registration, Welcome; scroll presentation from the Coquina Haiku Circle, HSA Meeting Presented by President of the HSA Fay Aoyagi

9:15 – 10-15: Stanford M. Forrester (Sekiro)
“An Introduction & Exploration of Haiku by the 18th Century Master Tan Taigi"

10:30 – 11:30: Antoinette Libro
“The Long Shadow of Nick Virgilio: Then & Now”

11:45 – 12-45: Robyn Black Hood
“Reach of a Live Oak: Haiku & our Family Tree”

1:00 – 2:00: Lunch on Site and Tour of Flagler Campus

2:15 – 4:15: Tom Painting
“Haiku – A Last for Everything”

4:15 – 5:00: Books & Art Items, purchases and signings.

6 – 8: Dinner –The Columbia on St. George Street
(Possible Poetry Reading TBA)

Sunday, May 19: Flagler College, 31 Pollard Hall

9:00 – 9:45: Michael Henry Lee
“A Taste of Chi: An Introduction to Moving Meditation”

10:00 – 11:30: Alligator Farm & Zoological Park & Rookery
( Car Pool to Anastasia Island)

Tom Painting will conclude the event by leading a Ginko Walk at the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, one of the most spectacular natural wading bird rookeries in the country.

12:00 Sunday Brunch: O.C.White’s
118 Avenida Menendez, overlooking Historic Bayfront

Sharing of haiku inspired by the Ginko Walk. Winner of Kukai announced.


There a numerous accommodations for every budget all within walking distance of the majority of events. The Ginko Walk is just a short drive across the charming Bridge of Lions to Anastasia Island. Saint Augustine is a destination city so it's good to plan ahead. Cost for all three days is $45:00, Saturday Only is $25.00. Sunday's $20.00 fee includes admission to the Alligator Farm.