Haiku Aotearoa 2008, a conference for writers of haiku and related forms, will take place at Bishop Julius Hostel, 90 Waimairi Road, Christchurch, 18-20th April, 2008. This is the second such conference to be held in New Zealand – the first was in Wellington 2005.
New Zealand has a number of very able and internationally known writers in the field, and local interest in the various forms is growing yearly. The local group, Small White Teapot Haiku Group have assembled a programme to appeal to beginners and experts. Highlights include Richard von Sturmer’s Tanka Film presentation, and the launch of “the taste of nashi”, the third New Zealand haiku anthology.
Price for the conference is $90, or $22 for a half day session. Full board at Bishop Julius is $201.