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Haiku Canada Weekend

Activities include haiku readings, presentations, workshops, a book fair, the annual general meeting and a collective renga. The weekend format allows for lots of exchanges and discussion. This is a great opportunity to get to know other poets and enthusiasts in a relaxed setting.


We are delighted to announce that the Haiku Canada Weekend 2024 will take place at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 17-19 May. We look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful area of Canada. Details on the registration procedure will follow in due course. In the meantime, the information below will enable you to book your accommodation in advance. We recommend that you book soon, because the Annapolis Valley is a popular spot in the spring.

New Update! The final programme
We are delighted to share the final programme for the Haiku Canada Weekend, which takes place 17-19 May at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Special thanks to Sandra St.-Laurent for lending us her artistic talents in designing the programme. Thanks, too, to all of those who have offered to lend us their talents in presenting and/or reading at the conference. For those who haven’t yet registered, you will find a link in the programme and on the Haiku Weekend webpage. Please join us for what promises to be an informative, enjoyable, and haiku-filled few days. We look forward to seeing you in May!

Registration information and registration form   •DOC   •PDF


Acadia University has two types of student residence rooms on campus: premium and classic. The Premium has one double bed per room and comes with hotel quality linens and a hotel soap package. The classic has one or two single beds per room, depending on whether they are a single or a double. All rooms come with linens, pillows, and towels. Pricing is as follows:

Classic Single Bed - 35.00 +HST
Classic Two Single Beds - 70.00 +HST
Premium Double Bed - 80.00 +HST

All student rooms are within walking distance of the venue where the Haiku Canada event will take place. Based on anticipated numbers, 25 rooms of various kinds have been reserved, but this number can be increased if the demand is higher. Once you have decided what kind of room(s) you want, please email Maddie Radvanyi: maddie.radvanyi@acadiau.ca. Maddie will complete your booking and provide you with an invoice, which you can pay via an online payment link with credit card. For those who decide to stay on campus, here is a PDF which includes a helpful map of the campus:
  • Acadia’s Summer Visit Fact Sheet …

Some of you may wish to stay off campus, at hotels or B&Bs. The following link provides a list of pleasant places in Wolfville and the surrounding area, some within walking distance of Acadia:
  • Read more …

Please note that you are responsible for your own booking arrangements, so do not send fees to Haiku Canada: all correspondence and all transactions should be made directly through Acadia University/hotels/B&Bs. As mentioned previously, whatever accommodation you decide on, please book asap because the Annapolis Valley is a popular spot in the spring.

Theme and Presentations

The theme for the conference is FRESH STARTS. We welcome proposals for presentations and workshops on this theme, which can be interpreted in multiple ways. All proposals will go through a selection process. Please send your proposals to: atlantic@haikucanada.org
Firm deadline for submissions is 31 January 2024.

More information on the event, including registration procedure, will be posted on the Haiku Canada website and via the Haiku Canada mailing lists in due course. We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia in May 2024!

Paul B. Grant
Regional Co-ordinator, Atlantic Provinces
Haiku Canada
Email: atlantic@haikucanada.org