• What we'll do
HOW TO HAIKU:
More Than 5-7-5
LEARN TO WRITE HAIKU
Everyone gets a haiku book!
Everyone writes! Or just listen till you want to.
Come explore the poetic and personal benefits of the phenomenon of haiku, that tiny poem of Japanese origin. Participants will walk away from their first session with at least one haiku, and can return to discuss what they have written, in this continuing workshop/group. Familiar to many as a rigid form that flashes past us on our computer screens in three lines of 17 syllables, haiku(both plural and singular)is a genre not a form. Join the group and experience the contemplative benefits of seeing the world through “haiku eyes,” finding new clarity in the way we look at things. We will also examine the ways the practice of haiku sharpens our skills of poetic observation, rendering our other work cleaner, more concise. Those interested in publication will be advised on where and how to do so.
The group will be led by Bob Moyer. Bob has published hundreds of poems in every major journal, both print and electronic. He is the author of the highly-acclaimed book LAST BITE and his work has been anthologized frequently. He has taught haiku for 15 years, and is a member of both the North Carolina Haiku Society, and the Haiku Society of America. He is also local host for the Haiku North America Conference to be held in Winston Salem in 2019.
Participants will be entered in a drawing for a journal, a fountain pen, and other door prizes.
• What to bring
A pen, pencil, and paper--or use materials provided at the workshop.
• Important to know
Everyone can write a haiku. We will learn how to write a GOOD haiku. This is an active workshop. No lectures.