Bindii 6 April 2011

Report on Bindii Group Haibun Workshop 6 April 2011

Maeve Archibald: The workshop was presented in 3 x two hour sequential sessions. I planned the workshop this way as I considered the work too intensive to be conducted effectively in a one day session. Likewise the aspects I wanted to cover required more than 1 x two hour session, which is our usual time unit.

The aim of the workshop was to work towards a Haibun of approx 600 words and including a minimum of 3 haiku. I chose this frame as giving more than adequate opportunity for exploring both prose and poetry as poetic elements of expression in the Haibun genre.

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The Haiku Calendar Competition 2011 – Results

Australian haiku writers have again made a good showing in The Haiku Calendar Competition 2011 (Snapshot Press, UK).

Congratulations to Lorin Ford and Vanessa Proctor for their winning haiku, ‘on a bare twig’ (January) and ‘cloudwatching’ (June) in The Haiku Calendar Competition 2011 and to Jo McInerney for her runner-up haiku, ‘old scars’.

Full results are posted here:

http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/contests/thcc/results.htm

and orders for the Calendar may be made via the website, too.

Greg Piko