Haiku Down Under

G’day, kia ora and hello,

This is a gentle reminder that submissions for proposals to present at Haiku Down Under close on March 31. Thank you to those who have already completed the confidentialform on our website which asks you to briefly describe your workshop/presentation. We have had some fresh and exciting ideas submitted and look forward to receiving more by the deadline. Please don’t hold back thinking that your idea may not be ‘good enough’.

Haiku Down Under is being held online from October 7-9 and although primarily aimed at the trans-Tasman haiku community, we do expect the event to have an international flavour.

To help your planning, running times for Haiku Down Under events are:

  • Presentation/talk: 20-25 minutes, including questions (if the speaker is willing to take them, please advise if not)
  • Workshop: 50-55 minutes
  • Prompted writing session: 5-10 minutes.

We are aware of what the time differences may mean to those leading a presentation or workshop so are happy to also consider pre-recorded items so long as both vision and sound are top-quality.

Presenters will need to be comfortable using Zoom (including sharing a screen if, for example, slides are being shown), have good audio and camera equipment (either built in to a computer or external), and have reliable connectivity. We hope that rehearsals will help catch and fix any last-minute bugs.

While the bulk of proposals will no doubt focus on haiku, we are also open to include events that take in the related written arts of senryu, linked forms, haibun, tanka and haiga.

With all best wishes,

Sandra Simpsonon behalf of the Haiku Down Under team

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