Ten Bindii members met at The Box Factory for a workshop by Julia Wakefield on ‘What Makes a Good Haiku’. Julia presented a thoroughly researched workshop, looking at examples of haiku that have been critically acclaimed, and members discussed what made them ‘good haiku’. Julia focused not only on three-line haiku, but had plentiful examples of one-line haiku and also some four-line haiku. It was interesting for members to discuss the impact of the format of these haiku and why the author had chosen that particular format, instead of sticking to the more usual three line.
An Evening of Poetry and Music at Halifax Café on Thursday 11 Feb at 6.45.
This event has been organized by Bindii on behalf of the Adelaide City Council and the Box Factory Community Centre.
The event was booked out within a week, with over 60 people registering to attend. Thirty people have also booked for a meal at Halifax Café, prior to the readings.
The text of the readings has been organized thematically: Nature; Childhood; Love, Grief and Loss; Humanity and Music.
Musicians Munetaka Umehara (Japanese Flute) and Alexander Ask (Didgeridoo) will premiere a new work: Midsummer Walk.
Julia Wakefield will be our MC and ten of our poets will be reading: Julia Wakefield, Lee Bentley, Athena Zaknic, Belinda Broughton, Maeve Archibald, Dawn Colsey, Sara Sims, Margaret Fensom, Jill Gower and Lynette Arden.
Workshops for 2016: at each meeting there will also be time for members to workshop their own work.
2 April: Autumn ginko
4 June: Maeve Archibald: haibun.
6 August: Maeve Archibald: follow up session on haibun.
1 October Lyn Arden discussing The Tanka Teacher’s Guide. We will discuss points raised in the guide and look at successful published tanka. Members’ discussion of tanka will be an important part of this workshop.
3 December meeting: end of year celebration.
Report by Lyn Arden, 7 Feb 2016
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