Haiku Holiday Conference

Our 40th annual Haiku Holiday Conference will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Bolin Brook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Planning for this event is in progress.

Special Instructions

If you are going to participate in a workshop, bring previously written, unpublished haiku—or you can dash one off after the ginko (haiku walk). Membership in the North Carolina Haiku Society is encouraged but not required. There is no membership or registration fee, but small donations will be gratefully accepted.


Saturday April 27, 2019

Haiku Holidays start at 8:30 in the morning and go until about 3:30 that afternoon. All schedules are tentative, of course, due to weather, whims, and twists of fate. More soon.


More soon.

Our Host

Jean Earnhardt retired in 1995 after 20 years as a hospital PR/marketing director. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Carolina in 1952 and a Masters in Liberal Studies from Duke forty years later. While raising two sons she sold freelance features and photographs to newspapers and tried her hand at short stories and poetry. She lives on Bolin Brook Farm, an old farmstead that has been in Jean’s family for 12 generations.


bolin_brook_houseOur first Haiku Holiday took place at Bolin Brook Farm near Chapel Hill on January 26, 1980. Since then, all of our annual meetings have been held at Bolin Brook Farm, thanks to Jean Earnhardt, our gracious host and good friend. Our Galleries section has some pictures from past Haiku Holidays. Bolin Brook Farm is a beautiful place, but you might need a little help in finding it. Be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to get there. Here is Jean’s address and contact information: Jean Earnhardt 600 Bolin Brook Farm Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516 919-929-4884 jjearn@bellsouth.net.


The main contact for this event is Dave Russo. Please use the Contact page on this web site to send Dave an email.