March 09, 2009 Announcement from WA Poets Inc

Creatrix Poetry Journal now has a haiku section and is online.

The founding members are: Maureen Sexton, John Bird and Nicholas Barwell. The editor for the haiku section is Maureen Sexton.

At this stage, publication is for WA Poets Inc members only, however you don’t have to live in WA to be a member. To download a membership form, please go to:

For haiku submission guidelines, go to:

Creatrix will be published online in March, June, September and December. The next deadline is 22nd May for the June issue. To have a look at the first issue of the haiku section of Creatrix, go to:

We look forward to your membership and your haiku submissions.
Haiku Workshops with Maureen Sexton

Haiku Workshop Part I was held last Saturday March 7 from 1pm to 3pm at the Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Joondalup. The workshop covered a brief history of haiku, how to write haiku and looking for that ‘aha’ factor.
The group participated in various writing exercises and were set homework to do.

Part II of the workshop will be held on Saturday March 21
1pm to 3 pm
Peter Cowan Writers Centre
Edith Cowan House, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup
Afternoon tea is included
In this workshop we will learn about the all-important brevity in haiku, editing our homework, and explore publishing opportunities. We will also investigate other related forms.
Part II is available to those who did not attend Part I. For more information and notes, contact

Haiku Workshops with Maureen Sexton
To be run over two days, on the 10th October and 17th October 2009, at Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre, 11 Old York Rd, Greenmount.

Saturday 10th October

1 pm to 4 pm

We will cover a brief overview of the history of haiku, then move on to how to write haiku, with some directed exercises. We will discuss the ‘nature’ of haiku and how to get the ‘aha’ factor. There will be some homework to complete during the week.

Saturday 17th October

1 pm to 4 pm

We will edit our homework and learn about how and where to get published. We’ll also investigate some related forms.

To book, contact the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre on (08) 9294 1872 or by email: Website:

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