Run haiku run – workshop

Run haiku run
the business of finding haiku in city….

A haiku workshop for everyone from the interested bystander to the professed expert.
Presented by Creatrix haiku selector and award winning haikuist – Rose van Son

Saturday, 5th October. 2019
10.00-11.45am
WA Poets Inc
Level 2, Room 33. Bon Marche Arcade
80 Barrack St. Perth, Western Australia

Haiku are everywhere – it is just a matter of finding them; writing them; enjoying them. They may be short but they can pack a punch! Pin these escapees down.

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Report of August 24 Bindii meeting.

Five of us met at the State Library for a two-hour discussion and critique session. Members present were Julia Wakefield, Lynette Arden, Maeve Archibald. We had a apologies from Dawn Colsey, Marilyn Linn, Margaret Fensom, Jill Gower and Athena Zaknic.

We had two new potential members, Steve Wigg and Stella Damarjati.  Steve drew our attention to the work of Richard Gilbert, who wrote ‘The Disjunctive Dragonfly’ http://research.gendaihaiku.com/dragonfly/DisjunctiveDragonfly.htm and the poetry of Eve Luckring http://www.eveluckring.com/publications2015.html

The theme was senryu, and attendees were asked to bring a definition of the senryu as well as a few examples. Continue reading “Report of August 24 Bindii meeting.”

Field of Stars – Book Launch

Field of Stars, a collection of haiku and senryu by Lyn Reeves, will be launched at Hobart Bookshop by Irene McGuire on Monday 9th September at 5.30 pm.
All are welcome to this free event.

Field of Stars cover

Field of Stars is published by Walleah Press and available from their online bookstore.

It can also be ordered from Hobart Bookshop and Fullers Bookshop.
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AHS Haiku Readings and Ginko at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival, 22nd August

A group of poets, led by Vanessa Proctor, AHS President, will be reading haiku at the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival at the Auburn Botanic Gardens on Thursday 22nd August at 11am. The reading will take place in the rain forest area and will be followed by a ginko and the opportunity to write haiku. All are welcome to attend this event which is free for seniors, children and those who live in the Cumberland Council region.

https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/seniors-day-sydney-cherry-blossom-festival

HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Instead of huddling around a heater inside The Oaks marquee, we found ourselves sitting outside beneath a sunny blue sky. How unexpected! The recent bleak weather with its wind, sleet and local snow, had at last decided it was almost spring. Sunshine lit up the pink blossoms on two weeping apricots near the entrance, magpies gave full voice to the day, and one by one we even shed our coats. Ideal conditions for a stimulating afternoon! Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”

Creatrix Submissions

A reminder that submissions to Creatrix, open to anyone interested in haiku, close on August 10 for the September issue.

Dates to keep in mind for submissions to Creatrix:

10th February for the March issue
10th May for the June issue
10th August for the September issue
10th November for the December issue

Previous issues of Creatrix along with awards for the Creatrix Prize going back to 2008 can be accessed on the website