The conference will take place in the Blue Room and the Alberta Room
in the Hotel Alma on the campus of the University of Calgary
||Set up for various events will commence.
Set up Blue Room for: Books for Sale and Silent Auction
Set up Alberta Room for: Workshops, Presentations, (Banquet Area) etc.
Set up Registration Table: Outside Alberta Room
Conference participants are invited to bring books/artworks to sell. Participants are
responsible for their own "book room information" cost of books, money collection.
If anyone has materials for the silent auction table, there will be paper for descriptions,
etc in your folder. Please fill out. Silent auctions are fund raisers for Haiku Canada.
Clean your closets!
||Conference registration and folder pickup: outside the Alberta Room.
Place your haiku for the "anonymous workshop" in the HOWDY HAIKU BOX by Registration.
||Holographic Anthology set up Marco Fraticelli in the the Alberta Room.
||The Alma is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner until 9:00pm
There is also the Food Court. Off campus is The Keg and McGuire’s Beanery.
Just a "HEAD’S UP": There is an ‘ANIME’ Conference on campus this weekend
also, so there could be quite a few people in the food venues.
||Co-Hosts Terry Ann Carter and DeVar Dahl, welcome participants
||Launch of the Conference Anthology. Mike Montreuil and Luce Pelletier editors.
||Presentation and Writing workshop: "One for Sorrow, Two for Joy: Magpies in Haiku"
by members of the Magpie Haiku and Tanka poets Patricia Benedict, Joanne Morcom, Lucille Raizada.
A brief history of our collective will be touched upon, including the rationale for the name.
The Magpie’s place in folklore and legend will also be discussed. A reading of magpie
haiku from our two anthologies: A Piece of Eggshell and Weathered Wings to follow.
The presentation will conclude with a mini-workshop, where participants will be invited
to write and share their own magpie haiku.
||Late night renku party
||Anonymous workshop with Nick Avis and Terry Ann Carter.
||Morning break and discussion.
||Zendoodle: Exploration in Haiku Discovery - DeVar Dahl.
||Haiku Mythology - Nick Avis.
||Behold the Fold: Flutter Books with Terry Ann Carter (papers will be provided).
Bring copies of six to eight poems, either your own or the poems of someone
you admire, plus scissors and glue.
||Pre-dinner reception: alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
||Dinner (Buffet style) in Alberta Room
||Keynote speaker: Marco Fraticelli a reading from "The Celeste Poems".
||Continued late night renku party.