Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 7 April 2018

Our April meeting at the Box Factory was a workshop of members’ Japanese genre poetry written in response to the challenge set last meeting of writing about animals. Other subject matter was also workshopped.  

There was a vigorous discussion of the work presented, mostly haiku, with a sprinkling of tanka/kyoka. We also explored more general principles of writing haiku.

We were pleased to welcome Jeremy Ng to his first attendance at the group.

Present: Maeve Archibald, Lynette Arden, Marilyn Linn, Athena Zaknic, Dawn Colsey and Jeremy Ng.

Apologies: Lee Bentley, Sara Abend-Sims, Margaret Fensom, Julia Wakefield, Annie Fox.

NEXT MEETING: Saturday 2 June.

Meeting topics:

2 June: Prompts for writing: Maeve Archibald

4 August: Renga/renku: Lee Bentley

The meeting finished at 2.30 pm.

Minutes taken by Lynette Arden 7 April 2018

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