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Haiku Canada 35th Anniversary, Glendon College, Toronto, ON

Friday May 18, 2012

4:00-7:00pm Registration in foyer on ground floor of Hilliard Residence
Dinner menu available in open cafeteria, sandwiches and coffee in Manor Hall Ball
Room which will be our main meeting room
Setting up of book table and 'Silent Auction Items' Table in adjacent room that leads off in stone steps to a patio
Exhibtion of Grant Savage's photos here
Anonymous haiku workshop submissions drop-off during this eveningand during the renku
7:00-8:30pm Assemblage and Reading/sounding out of The 6th Holographic
Anthology commemorating our 35th Anniversary -
led by Marco Fraticelli and Marshall Hryciuk
9:00pm Renku Party 9 pm - til 36 links are completed
Marshall Hryciuk leads a relatively trad-style renku

Saturday May 19 May, 2012

8:00-9:00am Breakfast -the Glendon College cafeteria will be open
coupons for breakfast can be purchased for $6.50 a piece
from Hilliard Residence upon sign-in Friday evening
9:00-10:00am Anonymous Workshop Part 1, led by Terry Ann Carter and Nick Avis
10:00-10:15am Welcoming Comments by President DeVar Dahl
10:15-11:00am Keynote Lecture by Terry Ann Carter 'The Development of Haiku in Canada into Haiku Canada at 35'
11:00-11:30am Makoto Nakanishi on Haiku by Japanese High School Students in Haiku Koshien
11:30-12:00am Lin Geary on Canadian Children's Haiku and Haiku Canada
12:00 -1:15pm Lunch in the cafeteria or by choice of venue
1:15-2:00pm Mike Montreuil - The Betty Drevniok Award Anthology
2:00- 2:15pm Mike Montreuil and Luminita Suse launch their new tanka book
2:15-2:30pm Ann Goldring reads from her new chapbook
2:30-3:00pm Feature Reading - Nick Avis
3:00-3:15pm Deanna Tiefenthal - Haiku written in the US Internment Camps of Japanese Nationals during WWII
3:15-3:30pm Cofee Break - coffee, teas and muffins will be available throughoutthe afteroon and replenished at this time
4:15-5:15pm Francophone Poets Feature Reading -Canadian Writers of haiku and tanka in French read from their work introduced by Mike Montreuil
5:15-6:15pm Ginko Walk with a view to submissions of haiku for the Kukai Prize (1 submission per poet)
6:15-7:45pmn Catered Sushi – Sashimi Dinner
8:00pm The 35th HC Membership Anthology Presentation and Reading led by Claudia Couture Radmore
all included will read their anthologized haiku and then, if they are not featured on this program elsewhere, be encouraged to read 5 to 7 more of their own new haiku
11:00pm Late Night Renku led by Marshall Hryciuk in the unofficial room where no one can hear us

Sunday May 20, 2012

8:00am-8:45 Breakfast in the cafeteria /coffee and sweets available in the Manor Room
9:00-10:00am Haiku Canada Business Meeting
10-10:15am Thank-you to outgoing President DeVar Dahl led by our new President Terry Ann Carter
10:14-11:30am Anonymous Haiku Workshop, Part 2 -led by Terry and Nick
11:30-12:15am Feature Reading by Penny Harter
12:15-1:30pm Lunch – cafeteria open
1:30-2:00pm LeRoy Gorman launching fast enough to leave this world - his new book of tanka
2:00-2:15pm Terry Ann Carter and Mike Montreuil launching Hallelujah
2:15-3:00pm King's Road Press Authors' book launch - New haiku chapbooks by Terry Ann Carter, Philomene Kocher and Charles Trumbull - introduced by Marco Fraticelli
3:00-3:30pm Carolyn Danby presents, "A Basho Sampler"
3:30pm Time to wrap up the book tables and award the silent auction winners their treasures and collect and distribute all due monies
4:30pm Leaving en masse for downtown Toronto and Bay St. Docks for a Ferry to Toronto Island for dinner and a sunset, looking back over theToronto shoreline and skyscape and a chance for someone else to lead or continue a renku already in progress
8:30pm Returning to Manor House where we will have access to the main Hall and the adjoining room to the east for whatever we want to do (Security will know we're there, but we will have keys and are no classes or residences nearby that we could disturb.)

Monday May 21st – Queen Victoria Day

8:00-9:00am Breakfast in the cafeteria - no coffee service (can bring your own over(not far))
9:00-9:45am Melanie Noll Presentation of the Betty Drevniok Award for 2012
9:45-10:00am Mike Montreuil - Presentation of the Inaugural Prix Jocelyne Villeneuve
10:00-10:45am Kukai Presentation from our Ginko walk
10:45-11:00am Melanie and Marshall Reading of the completed renku
11:00am Final remarks and Wrap-up / Announcement of 2013's HC Weekend Venue