The HNA blog on WordPress is ending (replaced with new one)

Haiku North America has a new website at www.haikunorthamerica.com that includes its own new blog. You can read it at http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/blog–happening-today.html. Because of that new blog’s existence, the blog here will soon be closed (and has not been receiving any new posts for some time). Please visit the HNA blog at the new location. Thanks! And see you at HNA!

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Want to share a room at HNA?

I’ve created a new menu/page on the Haiku North America blog devoted to room sharing (do not post responses here—click the Room Sharing tab at the top of this blog). A number of rooms in the HNA conference hotels have two single beds or other combinations, so sharing a room is a good way to cut the cost of your accommodations in half. Click the Room Sharing tab/menu option and then leave a comment there to indicate your willingness to share a room. I’ll leave it up to you to sort out the details. And when we announce the hotel details (and discount code), you can indicate who you’ll share your room with (only if already agreed upon with your roommate) when you book your room.

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HNA Hotel Photos

Each suite in the Marqueen includes an air-conditioned bedroom, sitting room, full bathroom, full kitchen, and eating nook.Now uploaded are albums of photos showing the interiors and exteriors of the two main hotels that have been reserved for the Haiku North America conference, coming up August 3-7, 2011. We will provide booking details (and the discount code) on the Haiku North America website very soon. We hope conference attendees will be very comfortable at either of these two hotels. Suites at the MarQueen include a sitting room and full kitchen, and are $145 per night (includes breakfast), and the Inn at Queen Anne is about $85 per night (also includes a kitchenette, but not breakfast). Please visit the following links to see pictures of each hotel, and watch for more news soon about making your bookings at either hotel (we have rooms reserved for us in each hotel, so there’s no hurry to book just yet). Let us know if you have any questions!

MarQueen Hotel (a little more expensive, but nicer, about a block or so from our meeting facility) http://picasaweb.google.com/MichaeDylanWelch/MarQueenHotelForHaikuNorthAmerica37August2011Seattle#

The Inn at Queen Anne (cheaper, but still comfortable, across the street from our meeting facility) http://picasaweb.google.com/MichaeDylanWelch/TheInnAtQueenAnneForHaikuNorthAmerica37August2011Seattle

We look forward to seeing you at Haiku North America in Seattle!

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Japanese HNA Announcement

Courtesy of Hidenori Hiruta and his blog at http://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/, here is the 2011 Seattle HNA announcement in Japanese. We welcome attendees from everywhere—anyone with an interest in haiku poetry.

俳句北アメリカ 2011年 シアトル、ワシントン 

2011年8月3日から7日まで上記のような会議が開催されますので、予定に入れておいてださい。

北西部の俳句グループのメンバーが2011年度の会議の主催を快く引き受け、湾内の遊覧船クルーズを含めた多くの楽しい企画を立てております。

会議自体はスペースニードルの足下にあるシアトルセンターで開催され、近くは吟行や散策に適する場所に恵まれています。たとえば、モノレール経由でのパイプ・プレイス・マーケット、オリンピック・スカルプチャー・パーク、エクスペリエンス・ミュージック・プロジェクト・ロックンロール・ミュージアム、そして、サイエンス・フィクション・ミュージアム、また他の魅力あるイベントも行われます。

会議のテーマは「俳句の五十年」で、北アメリカでの俳句の過去、現在、そして未来をお祝いするものです。

発表の申し込みは2011年2月28日までになっていますが、できるだけ早く申し込んでください。発表内容はテーマに合わなくても可能です。

申し込みをお済みの場合は、マイケル・ディラン・ウエルチに確認をとってください。シアトルへの訪問日程を変更することができます。

発表者としてすでに決まっている方々は、次の通りです。

コー・ヴァン・デン・フーヴェル、リチャード・ギルバート、デヴィッド・ラノウエ、カルロス・コロン、青柳飛、ジム・カシアン、宮下惠美子、ジョージ・スエッド、その他多数。

申し込み登録、宿泊、そして会議の日程に関するこれからの情報は三月に出ます。

これからの情報に関しては、次のサイトで確認ください。

www.haikunorthamerica.com

また、HNAの新しいブログでも確認ください。

http://haikunorthamerica.wordpress.com/

では、シアトルで会いましょう!

ガリー・ゲイ、ポール・ミラー、マイケル・ディラン・ウエルチ

 俳句北アメリカ 

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It’s Confirmed—HNA to be held in Seattle, Washington, August 3–7, 2011

Seattle hosts the Haiku North America conference, August 3-7, 2011Save the date! Haiku North America 2011 will be held August 3 to 7, 2011, in Seattle, Washington.

Members of the Haiku Northwest group have generously offered to host the 2011 conference and they have many exciting plans already in the works, including a harbor cruise. The conference itself will be held at the Seattle Center, at the foot of the Space Needle, providing easy access to ginko opportunities such as Pike Place Market (via the monorail), the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Experience Music Project 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.

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, 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 WelchM@aol.com that you can come to Seattle on the new dates. Speakers already include Cor van den Heuvel, Richard Gilbert, David Lanoue, Carlos Colón, Fay Aoyagi, Jim Kacian, Emiko Miyashita, George Swede, and many others.

Detailed information on registration, lodging, and the conference schedule will be available in March. For further information as it becomes available, please visit www.haikunorthamerica.com. See you in Seattle!

Garry Gay, Paul Miller, Michael Dylan Welch
Haiku North America

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Welcome to the HNA blog

Welcome to the Haiku North America blog, where you’ll find information about the popular biennial HNA conference, including information about scheduled speakers, events and activities, hotel accommodations, and more.

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