Monday, February 28, 2011

HSA South Region Meeting - Other Hotels

In addition to the two hotels that we recommended in an earlier post, see this web page for dozens of bed-and-breakfast possibilities in New Orleans:

We hope to see you in New Orleans May 20-22, 2011!

Friday, February 25, 2011

HSA South Region Meeting - Hotels

We've lined up our first two hotel recommendations for the conference, May 20-22. Both are located on streetcar lines, which will make travel to and from the conference site quite easy.

The conference site for Saturday, May 21st, will be the Latter Library at 5120 St. Charles Avenue, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our first hotel recommendation is on St. Charles Avenue, just walking distance from the conference site or a five-minute streetcar ride: Parkview Guest House, a bed-and-breakfast in a renovated mansion. They are holding rooms for us under the code word, "Haiku Society of America." Call 888-533-0746 before March 20th to reserve a room. The room prices range from $159 to $189 a night, but note that some of the rooms have two beds, which makes it possible for people to share the room and cost, if desired. By New Orleans standards, these prices aren't bad.

Here's their website with pictures:

Our second recommendation is farther away but much cheaper. The India House is a hostel located on 124 S. Lopez Street, just a block from Canal and the red streetcar line. To go to the conference site, you would ride the red streetcar toward downtown, then transfer to the green St. Charles streetcar. The ride, taking into account waiting time for the green streetcar, could take the better part of an hour, so an early start would be necessary. But the rooms are nice, the price is low, and the streetcar rides to and from India House provide a nice tour of a lot of New Orleans. They have private rooms--some with private bathrooms, some with shared bathrooms, in the $45 - $55 range. Call 504-821-1904 to reserve your room (and mention the Haiku Society of America). Here's their website:

If these two hotels fill up, just contact me ( and I'll recommend others. It might be difficult to book a room in a large downtown hotel (I've been told that there will be two major conferences downtown that weekend), but New Orleans has lots of small bed-and-breakfast places.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

HSA South Regional Meeting in New Orleans

The NOHS will host the Haiku Society of America's South Regional Conference on May 20-22, 2011. As details become available concerning the program and hotel availability, we will post them here on our blog--so stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NOHS Annual Party

NOHS had it's annual party on January 17, 2011 at Johnette's house. The theme this year was "Haiku Fiesta" in an attempt to warm up January with merriment and haiku. Fiesta goers arrived with "fiesta" haiku ready to read as part of the party haiku assignment. The annual White Elephant gift sharing was a highlight.

February Meeting

The February meeting of the New Orleans Haiku Society was well attended by Juliet, Bob, Allison, Emma, Ed, Nicholas, Karel, T.J., David and Johnette.

Stay tuned for upcoming news about the Haiku Society of America Southeast Regional Meeting which will be hosted by NOHS in May 2011.

Join us for our next monthly meeting scheduled for March 21, 2011 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. at the Milton Latter Library on St. Charles Avenue in NOLA.