Saturday, March 12, 2011


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Haiku Society of America
Quarterly Meeting
March 25 - 27, 2011 in San Diego, CA

Hosted by Haiku San Diego
Co-chairs: Naia and Billie Dee

Friday March 25, 2011

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Informal Meet and Greet at Billie Dee's house, hors d'oeuvres provided.
2440 C Street, San Diego, CA 92102: between 24th and 25th Streets on Golden Hill, pink two-story house on the north side of the street. (619) 929-6688.

Saturday March 26, 2011

11:00 a.m.:  Meet at San Diego Writers, Ink (The Ink Spot), 710 13th Street, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92101. At building entrance follow directions to ring the studio; we'll buzz you in.
Pay-for parking lot located diagonally across from building.
Note: Bring a sack lunch or walk to Albertson's Deli during lunch break.

11:15 a.m.:  Ce Rosenow, President, Haiku Society of America:  HSA Board Meeting Report-out, HSA organization and information.

11:50 a.m.: Attendee Self-introductions and Read-around.
One haiku or very short haibun (several sentences only). If time permits, we'll read around twice.

12:30-1:30 p.m.:  No-host brown-bag lunch on site.
Bring your own brown-bag lunch or walk one block to Albertson's Deli.

1:45-2:30 p.m.:  "Haiku and Presence " by Dan Spurgeon, M.D., palliative care physician and poet.
The practice of mindful poetry; how mindfulness, presence, transience, and wabi-sabi in haiku inform the practice of palliative medicine; and how practice as a palliative care physician integrates with my own practice as a haijin.

2:30-2:45 p.m.:  Break.

2:45-3:30 p.m.: "A Haiku Walk in an Imagined Landscape: Writing Scifaiku" by Deborah P. Kolodji.
Why write scifaiku? Can authentic moments become even more real in an imagined place? The president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association will explore the universe of speculative haiku and techniques of writing it.

3:30-3:45 Break.

3:45-4:45 p.m.: "Spanish Language Haiku from Both Sides of the Border" byOlga Garcia, Megan Webster; and Ce Rosenow.
A reading of Spanish-language haiku with English translations.

5:00 p.m.: Meet at "The Big Kitchen Cafe" for no-host banquet.
3003 Grape Street, San Diego CA 92102
(cash or check only)  directions:

After Dinner:  Evening gathering; dessert at Billie Dee's home (See map above.); Anonymous Haiku Workshop (Bring your own work-in-progress to work on.)

Sunday March 27, 2011

10:45 a.m.:  Meet at Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park (next to the Organ Pavilian).
2215 Pan American Road. E., San Diego, CA 92101
Opens Sunday at 10:00 a.m., Admission $4.00/adult; $3.00/senior 65+,students and military with ID.

11:00 a.m. - Noon:  Docent Tour of the Japanese Friendship Garden, highlighting Japanese aesthetic principles and how they apply to maintaining an authentic Japanese garden. The cherry trees will be in peak blossom!

12:30 p.m.: No-host lunch at The Prado Restaurant,  Located in the historic Spanish-colonial Prado Building in Balboa Park, The Prado Restaurant is one of San Diego's finest nouveau-cuisine restaurants.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Spreckles Organ Concert by Jared Jacobsen. Free.
Get some sun on your Bach with this open-air Pipe Organ Concert by internationally renowned organist Jared Jacobsen.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Ginko Walk through Balboa Park
Printable map: .        
Balboa Park is a large, historic botanical wonderland, with an artists' village, street performers, museums galore, and more. It was the site of the First World's Fair: The 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition.

3:15 p.m.:  Meet at the Organ Pavilion to Share Haiku from the Ginko Walk.


Email your travel itinerary (to include who, when and where) in advance to Naia and/or Billie Dee so we can arrange transportation to and from the San Diego Airport or Amtrak station if you need it.

San Diego Writers, Ink (at The Ink Spot) is walking distance from some hotels; other locations listed in the weekend schedule are a short car-ride away. Haiku San Diego volunteers will provide transportation to out-of-towners.

Marriott Hotel
For more options, Google "san diego gaslamp quarter hotels."

Billie Dee:

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