Haiku Canada Weekend at University of Calgary
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From Terry Ann Carter and Mike Montreuil:
Calgary Conference Highlights
- Marco Fraticelli will be coordinating an on-the-spot holographic anthology at the weekend.
Each person, who wishes to participate, will be given 50 blank business cards to write out and sign one of their haiku.
Each poet will have until Sunday to write out a haiku. The haiku will then be placed into a card holder album to create
an anthology. Each participant will receive a copy of the anthology.
- Marco will also give a reading from his Celesta Journals
- Terry Ann Carter will be giving a flutter/origami book workshop
- There will also be the launch of the 2013 Members' Anthology, edited this year by Mike Montreuil and Luce Pelletier
- Announcements of the winners of the Betty Drevniok contest and of the Jocelyn Villeneuve contest will also occur
Haiku Canada is a society of haiku poets and enthusiasts dedicated to:
- promoting the creation and appreciation of haiku and related forms (tanka, renga, senryu, sequences,
haibun, and visual haiku) among its members and the public at large
- fostering association, friendship, communication and mutual support among haiku poets in Canada and abroad
Haiku Canada was founded in 1977 by Dr. Eric Amann, Betty Drevniok and George Swede.
First called the Haiku Society of Canada, it was renamed Haiku Canada in 1985. Since the founding,
members have shared information on haiku, haiku events, organizations, markets and publications.
Certain functions and traditions have evolved during the terms of previous presidents:
Eric Amann (1977-79), Betty Drevniok (1979-1982), Sandra Fuhringer (1982-1985), Dorothy Howard and André Duhaime(1985-1988),
Dorothy Howard (1988-1990), Marshall Hryciuk (1990-1997), Nick Avis (1998-2004), and DeVar Dahl (2005-2012).
Terry Ann Carter is the current president.
Meetings, readings, annual spring weekends and various publications have provided members
with stimulation and opportunities to learn and to share their work.
Karen Sohne, Marshall Hryciuk, Terry Ann Carter
at Haiku Canada Weekend, 2012, Toronto
Haiku from the 2007 Haiku Canada 30th Anniversary Members Anthology
my best moo
all the cows
stop and look
between each wave
the last birdsong slips into
a chorus of crickets