Yarra Haiku Poets is a new regular event to be held every second month in Melbourne and surrounding areas.
The intention is to encourage poets to meet, discuss and share haiku related topics in a social setting.
According to Wikipedia, the Yarra river was a meeting place for indigenous Australians and the name Yarra was a mistranslation of the Wurrundjeri term Yarro-yarro meaning “ever flowing”. This term aptly also represents the diversity, creativity and pleasure we enjoy with our involvement in haiku.
These events are open to any interested individual whether established poet or new to the genre.
This is not a formal group so therefore there are no membership requirements nor fee to attend.
The first meeting will commence with welcome, introductions and readings for those comfortable to do so (no obligation) .
Haiku poet Sondra Byrnes from Sante Fe, USA will be our guest .
For this meeting, please feel free to bring a haiku to read aloud (either one of your own or one of your favourites).
Date – Sunday 18th February
Time – 2pm
Location – Royal Botanic Gardens – South Yarra
Meeting spot – The Terrace Cafe (near the gift shop)
For enquiries about this event contact Jennifer Sutherland on 0414786508.
Yarra Haiku Poets acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land and pays respect to elders past and present.