Bindii 1 February 2014

Our first meeting for 2014 was a follow up haibun workshop run by Maeve Archibald in November 2013. This gave members the opportunity to get and give feedback on haibun that had bee written subsequent to the November workshop.

VENUE: Box Factory: 59 Regent St South, Adelaide

PRESENT: Maeve Archibald, Lyn Arden, Lee Bentley, Karin Anderson, Alex Ask, Margaret Fensom, Lesley Charlesworth, Judith Ahmed.
1. The event booked at the Box Factory for Linda Galloway and Ron Moss, scheduled for Sunday 30 March, has been cancelled, as neither poet was able to attend.
2. We still have a vacancy for a short workshop at the October meeting to start the meeting. Any offers? (Around half an hour would be required, but longer would be considered). The workshop will be followed by general work shopping of members’ work.
3. ANTHOLOGY: We are looking to produce a new Haiku Bindii towards the end of 2014. Editors will be Lee Bentley and Alex Ask. Work in any Japanese poetry genre will be eligible for inclusion. Work published in the previous Haiku Bindii: Journeys will not be re-published in this new anthology. The Editors will be looking for both published and unpublished work for the new Haiku Bindii. Each poet included will have their own section of work in the book. Lee Bentley will send out guidelines and dates for submissions.
This was a follow up to the November 2013 haibun workshop run by Maeve. Recent haibun by members were read and members of the group gave feedback and suggestions to improve the haibun. This proved to be very useful session for honing our writing and expanding ideas on what we could do with a haibun. Thanks to Maeve for once again giving us new inspiration for our writing.
NEXT MEETING: Ginko run by Margaret Fensom: We will meet at the Box Factory at 1 pm on Saturday 5 April. Members will then take a short walk (five minutes or less) through the picturesque back streets to the Himeji Garden for a ginko. If the weather is inclement we can use the Box Factory for the whole meeting.
Saturday 7 June
1-3 pm There will be a short workshop by Karin Anderson on senryu, followed by general workshop of members’ work.Saturday 2 August
1-3 pm Lyn Arden will discuss Australian poet Janice Bostok (1942-2011), who was the pioneer of haiku in Australia. We will also look at some of her international contemporaries. (half hour)
Alex Ask will run a practical workshop on calligraphy in conjunction with discussing how it can be effectively used with haiga. (Haiga combine a picture with haiku)Saturday 4 October
1-3 pm
Box FactorySaturday 6 December
1-3 pm
Box Factory: Christmas party
Minutes taken by Lynette Arden
1 February 2014
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