Meetings of the Haiku Society of America - 2012 Meetings

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 2012
National Meeting


1st Quarterly Meeting:
February 12, 2012 @ Seattle, WA

The first quarterly meeting will be on Sunday, February 12 from 1:15-4:15 p.m. at the Broadview Branch of the Seattle Public Library. We will have an optional Ginko at 10:30 at Carkeek Park and optional dinner, 5:00 TBD.

The Quarterly Meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington and feature an afternoon of speakers as well as two optional events.

Carkeek Park

10:30 a.m. (optional event, no cost): Meet at Carkeek Park for a ginko walk. "Here, 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach are formed by the magic of water and time." There are over six miles of trails! We will pass by Old Piper's Orchard, through woods, see Piper's Creek and eventually get to Carkeek Beach, with views (of mountains or fog?) Cross your fingers for great weather, from the beach you can see the southern tip of Whidbey Island, the Kitsap Peninsula, and the Olympic Mountains.

Bring a sack lunch if you think you might get hungry.

We will meet at the Education Center. Click Here for a map of the facilities and trails.

From Carkeek Park to the Greenwood Library, it is about a 5 minute drive. For those riding the bus, we encourage you to arrange a carpool with someone who drove, so you can get to the library in time. For assistance with this, please contact the host.

Broadview Branch, Seattle Public Library

1:15 p.m. Meeting Starts, Opening Remarks
1:30 p.m. Ce Rosenow, HSA President- HSA update
2:00 p.m. Richard Tice, Speaker
2:45 p.m. Break: light snacks, coffee and tea
3:00 p.m. Michael Dylan Welch, HSA 1st Vice President, Speaker- National Haiku Writing Month
3:45 p.m. Teruko Kumei, Keynote Speaker- Evolution of American Senryu
4:15 p.m. (Open/TBA)
4:45 p.m. Meeting Ends

Dinner at 5:00 p.m. (optional event, pay your own way): Dinner Location, TBA.


2nd Quarterly Meeting:
May 25-27, 2012 @ San Francisco, California

HSA’s  2nd Quarter Meeting –
Hosted by Haiku Poets of Northern California, May 25-27, 2012 

The second quarterly HSA meeting of 2012 will take place in conjunction with the American Literature Association conference, where there will be two panels on haiku. The ALA portion of the meeting will be followed by an afternoon of readings and workshops at the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley hosted by the Haiku Poets of Northern California. For information about the ALA conference, see the ALA website at <>.

FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012 -- 5:10 - 6:30
ALA Session 14-E African American Haiku (Pacific B)
Organized by the Haiku Society of America

Chair: Susan Antolin, President, Haiku Poets of Northern California

1. “‘To sing the haiku the American way is a beautiful thing’: The haiku of Etheridge Knight,” Thomas L. Morgan, University of Dayton

2. “Sequences of Events: Communal Narratives in Lenard D. Moore’s Haiku,” Ce Rosenow, President, Haiku Society of America

3. “Blyth Spirit: Richard Wright's Haiku Influence,” Michael Dylan Welch, 1st Vice President, Haiku Society of America

In addition to this, we will also have a dinner on Friday following the panel (so around 7 p.m.) at a nearby restaurant (TBD).

SATURDAY MAY 26, 2012 -- 9:40 - 11:00
ALA Session 16-K American Haiku and Place
Organized by the Haiku Society of America

Chair: Ian Marshall , Pennsylvania State University Altoona

1. “Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: Haiku from the Internment Camps,” Margaret Chula, President, Tanka Society of America

2. “The Seasons of Place: The Potential of Chiboo Kigo in Western Haiku,” Joshua Gage, Cleveland State University

3. “Writing Haiku from an Urban Perspective,” Deborah P. Kolodji, Moderator, Southern California Haiku Study Group

SUNDAY MAY 27, 2012

We will meet at the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley from 1 to 5 p.m. David Grayson will present a talk, Carolyn Hall and Maggie Chula will read their own work, and Garry Gay and John Thompson will lead a rengay workshop. Anyone who would like to meet to eat lunch together outdoors may gather outside the O'Hanlon Center at around noon (bring your own lunch).

For details contact Susan Antolin at <>.


3rd Quarterly Meeting:
September 14-16 @ Fort Worth, Texas

Sept. 14-16, Fort Worth, Texas

The Fort Worth Haiku Society webpage now has information about the HSA Fall Quarterly Meeting on September 14-16, 2012. See the details at:


Please direct questions about this event to Cliff Edwards <>


4th Quarterly Meeting:
December 15-16, 2012, Winston-Salem, NC

Winter Light: A Carolina Haiku Gathering

We hope to see our fellow Haiku Society of America members at Winter Light: A Carolina Haiku Gathering, December 14-16, 2012. We'll have workshops, readings, and performances by North Carolina poets Lenard D. Moore, Curtis Dunlap, and others. Plus, out of town guests including Ce Rosenow, President of the Haiku Society of America.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Haiku Society. Please see our blog for more details about this event: Winter Light: A Carolina Haiku Gathering.

You can see details about this event at:


and photos at:


Hope to see you there!

Dave Russo

For more details and suggestions contact Dave Russo <>