The Australian Haiku Society (AHS) was invited to take part in The Melbourne Writer’s Festival this year. As a Victorian representative, I was contacted by Janel Yau, project manager at the Melbourne Immigration Museum who asked if we would be able to assist people write haiku and run an open stage reading featuring their work. Continue reading “Melbourne Writer’s Festival”
Calling haiku poets (and non-haiku poets alike) all over the world to sharpen your haiku lenses for the 2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai. This is the 8th annual running of this event in which haiku poets from all corners of the globe spend the duration of the AFL Grand Final writing haiku about the game. Your efforts will produce the only ‘live call’ of a major sports event in haiku anywhere in the world! (that we’re aware of!) So, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whoever you barrack for, send us some haiku of your experience of watching the game. Whether it be from inside the stadium, your couch, the local pub, the car, or even your bed, send us haiku throughout the game. This is a most unique grand final experience. Game starts 2.30pm (AEST) Saturday 29th September, but you are welcome to send haiku throughout the week in the build up to the game.
Find the event on Facebook. The 2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai.
For our Spring Meeting at the Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Gardens and Regional Gallery at East Gosford we were greeted by sunny skies and an occasional cool wind. The gardens were adorned with colourful azaleas and delicate fronds of mauve wisteria contrasting with the manicured green bushes that form an integral part of this tranquil area.
Spring is definitely making its way back into the garden and into the activities of a whole host of insects, animals and birds. The Spring Equinox falls on September 23rd in the Southern Hemisphere this year and to celebrate, the Australian Haiku Society will host a Haiku String on and around that date. Everyone is invited to participate and we look forward to your offerings. A submission form will be made available on the website at the time of the equinox. More information will be posted to the website soon including the announcement of a theme.
A number of poets will be reading haiku during the Melbourne Writers Festival at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne on the evening of September the 5th. If you would like to leave your mark in the haiku form alongside resident poets as a participating reader in this event please contact Myron Lysenko for further details.