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2017 Haiku Canada Conference in Mississauga

The next annual Haiku Canada Weekend will be held on May 19-21, 2017 at

UTM (University of Toronto, Mississauga campus)

in Mississauga, Ontario, hosted by Anna Yin (Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate) and nick avis.

This year, the agenda will be a bit more “relaxed”. There will be no call for submissions, since book launches and readings will take centre stage. The idea is to have a “matsuri” (festival) of haiku.

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Conference highlights

Book launch of the conference anthology (editors: Claudia Radmore and Marco Fraticelli) This launch will involve memories, and stories from our collective past. Plus many more individual book launches. More this year than ever!!!

Book launch of Erotic Anthology, Black Moss Press (editors: George Swede and Terry Ann Carter)

Anonymous workshops (hosted by nick avis and Terry Ann Carter) plus a surprise from nick

Homage to Eric Amann (a panel hosted by George Swede)

Readings, silent auction, books for sale and more surprises. Please join us for a great birthday party!

Details re: accommodation,(banquet at the UTM Faculty Club), available soon.
Hope to see you there.

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Accommodation information


Haiku from the 10th Anniversary Holographic Anthology 1987

rising moon
in the fish-cleaning sink
the sparkle of scales

~Rebecca Rust~

window willow
my angry thoughts
begin to sway

~George Swede~

rain pricked lagoon
the hair on my arms

~Ruth Yarrow~

moonless night
the departing jet
becomes a star

~Margaret Saunders~

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