Whether or not you are a member of the Haiku Society of America, you can participate in many of its activities. Please read below about HSA opportunities, and check out its website at http://www.hsa-haiku.org for more information. HSA is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization.
If you live in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin or Ohio, please contact me about activities, as I am the Midwest Regional Coordinator.
Fall Quarterly Meeting- A Full Schedule of Fun
Fort Worth Haiku Society Hosts the Haiku Society of America’s Fall Quarterly Meeting, Sept. 14 – 16, 2012 at Benbrook Library, Benbrook, Texas.
Friday: Welcome to Texas
Noon – 1 p.m. Registration at the Benbrook Library
1 – 1:25 p.m. – Welcome by Cliff Roberts
1:30 – 2 p.m. – Mike Baldwin – PST 2011 Edwin M. Eakon Memorial Book Publishing Award, book signing & short reading
2:05 – 3 p.m. – TBA
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. – Scott Wiggerman
3:45 – 5 p.m. – Scott Wiggerman and Friends – Texas Poetry Calendar reading.
Adjourn for Meal at Cracker Barrel
(optional event, pay your own way).
9 p.m. – Late Night Poetry Reading at Hotel
Saturday: Welcome to the Haiku Society of America
9–9:15 a.m. – Welcome by Cliff Roberts
9:15–9:45 a.m. – HSA President Ce Rosenow’s “30 Minutes to Membership 2013” & HSA Ballot
9:45–10:15 a.m. – Haiga: The Art of Haiku, Program by Kawazu
10:15–10:45 a.m. – Ce Rosenow
10:45–11:45 a.m. – Johnye Strickland
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. – Catered Lunch $10/Person or lunch on your own
Haiku Contest: All entries must be in by noon. Contest will be judged during lunch, and winners will be announced at the evening meal.
1:15–1:45 p.m. – Dr. Susan Delphine Delaney — Liminality Of The Haiku Moment
1:50–2:20 p.m. – Jim Applegate —Sci Fi-ku
2:25–3:10 p.m. – Dr. Bonnie Frederick
3:15–3:45 p.m. – Brenda Roberts – Healing Therapy of Poetry: Haiku
3:45–4 p.m. – Break– shopping at Book Table
4–5 p.m. – Haiku Workshop
5 p.m.–Adjourn for Supper
(optional event, pay your own way): Winners of contest announced
Do Your Own Thing
9 p.m–Late Night Haiku Reading at the Best Western Hotel
Sunday, Sept. 16
8 a.m.– poetry reading at hotel
9 a.m.– Meet at the Japanese Garden for ginko walk
11 a.m.– Brunch at The Garden’s Restaurant (pay your own way)
Note: For anyone remaining in town longer and who wishes to, we may tour the Cowgirl Museum. It’s the only one like it in the U.S..
Seabeck Haiku Getaway
The Group Gives Seabeck a “10”
Haiku, haiku, and more haiku . . . and maybe a wee bit of socializing! Join Haiku Northwest, Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 11-14, at the Seabeck Conference Center on Washington State’s Kitsap Peninsula. Our featured speaker will be Paul Miller, current treasurer for the Haiku Society of America, and incoming editor for Modern Haiku journal.
Garden State Reading
Haiku Poets of the Garden State will hold a reading on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Library of the Chathams, 214 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 from 2:30-4:30 p.m..
The library’s phone number is 973-635-0603.
Fourth Quarterly Meeting
The 4th Quarterly Meeting: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, Winston-Salem, NC.
Become a Member of HSA
Membership in the Haiku Society of America includes a year’s subscription to the Society’s journal, Frogpond, (three issues annually). In addition, members receive the newsletter, Ripples (three issues), the annual information sheet, and an annual address/email list of HSA members.
View our web sampler of Frogpond at the HSA Website.
Connect with Facebook
A reminder to everyone to please visit the new HSA Facebook page. Click the “like” button there and share news, poems and discussion!