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.
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