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Haiku Canada Weekend 2004 Agenda

For those who are planning to attend the Haiku Canada Weekend 2004, here are items from the agenda.

HAIKU CANADA CONFERENCE: ROOTS AND SHOOTS May 21 - 23, 2004 Carleton University, Ottawa ,Ontario.

Friday, May 21,

4:00 Registration,

Archives,Publication Room ( 118 Leeds Hall) Carleton University Art Gallery ( see Claudia Coutu if you have items for the silent auction, this is an option)

5:00 dinner ( on your own) Carleton Cafeteria open ( 5:00 -6:30 )

7:00 Welcoming Remarks

Nick Avis, Terry Ann Carter Room 124 Leeds Hall

7:30 Holographic Anthology, 2004.

Marco Fraticelli, Philomene Kocher

8:00 Launch: Tulip Anthology - Angela Leuck

8:30 Winona Baker

Video - 1989 prize trip to Japan (celebration of 300th anniversary of Basho's Oko no Hoshomichi)

9:00 Launch/Reading "The Second Time" Marco Fraticelli,

Philomene Kocher

Late Night Renku Party - Marshall Hryciuk

Saturday, May 22,

8:30 Business Meeting

9:30 Anonymous Workshop

11:00 Stanford Forrester

A Bowl of Rice:An Introduction to the Haiku of Taneda Santoka

12:15 Lunch ( Carleton Cafeteria)

1:15 Margaret Chula

Three Women Who Loved Love -The Life

and Poems of Izumi Shikibu, Akiko Yosano, and Masajo Suzuki.

2:30 DeVar Dahl: haiku form/haiku feel: a discussion.

3:00 haiku reading DeVar Dahl, Stanford Forrester ( the wooded glen)

3:15 Raffael de Gruttola:Expanding Renku Borders

4:00 ginko walk

5:30 cocktails

6:00 Saturday Evening Banquet Stormont/Dundas multi purpose/dining room

7:30 open reading ( room 124) conference participants are invited to share 5 -6 haiku.

8:30 The Japanese Connection ( a celebration of 75 years of

diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan)

haiku readings by Emiko Miyashita,* Kondo Shokan,* Winona Baker and Leroy Gorman.

Late Night Renku Party continues

Sunday May 23,
all baggage must be removed from rooms by 11:00am. Bags may be locked in the baggage room( first floor - residence commons) see front desk ( tour and conference centre) for the key

9:00 Haiga Workshop - Jeanne Emrich

10:30 haiku readings Claudia Rosemary Coutu and Margaret

Chula ( the wooded glen)

10:45 Bruce Ross: Basho's Journey with Japanese educational

television video

11:30 Silent Auction results - Claudia Coutu

12:00 Lunch ( Carleton Cafeteria) also, a list of restuarants close to the Embassy will be provided.

2:00 Japanese Embassy, Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Conference participants should wear their nametags to the
Embassy. This is your "price of admission" the embassy portion
is open to the public and Mr. Kobayashi wants to make sure that Haiku Canada guests are seated first.

Shokan Kondo" The Roots and Shoots of Haiku and Renku" *

3:15 Emiko Miyashita "The Pleasure of Haiku: Old and New" *

4:30 The Drevniok Awards, ginko walk prizes

Closing remarks: Nick Avis, Terry Ann Carter

*with the assistance of the Japan-Canada Fund, a gift to the

Canada Council for the Arts from the government of Japan.


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