Mari Warabiny Call for Assistance

The Melville City Council has invited Mari Warabiny to hold a Haiku display and have-a-go stall at the 1,000 Paper Cranes Picnic and Fun Day.

We urgently require local members to give an hour or two of their time to be present at the stall; then have a look around, sample food, soak in the environment, perhaps even write a few haiku!

You can promote & display your own family friendly haiku and even bring the family and make a day of it.

Sunday 19th March, 2017. 1000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day

https://www.facebook.com/events/230545444023558/

Chairs, trestle table and marquee provided.

This is an opportunity to promote Mari Warabiny and Haiku Oz as well as plant a tiny seed in someone’s life.

Go to www.melvillecity.com.au for more information on the event & print a template to fold a colourful paper crane.

Thank you

Tash Adams
Mari Warabiny Haiku Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/123520151010708/

Mari Warabiny are Nyungar words meaning billowing clouds

Blowing Up Balloons: Sydney and Yass book launches

vanessa-blowing-up-balloons

Vanessa Proctor from Sydney and Gregory Piko from Yass have collaborated in writing a book of haiku that celebrate the joys of parenthood from the creation of a new life through to early childhood.

The book is titled Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents and is published by Red Moon Press. Vanessa and Gregory will be launching Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) in both Sydney and Yass over the coming weeks with everyone invited to attend.

The Sydney launch will take place at 2pm on Saturday 25th March at The Children’s Bookshop, 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft.
RSVP staff@thechildrensbookshop.com.au 

The Yass launch will take place at 2pm the following Saturday, 1st April, at Tootsie’s café and gallery which can be found at 289 Comur Street, Yass.

Copies of BUB are available from Gregory’s website, http://www.gregorypiko.com, or you can email Vanessa using the following address: vanessa@hr42.com

Gregory Piko

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Our group met again, under the spreading branches at The Oaks in Yarralumla, to enjoy coffee, conversation and each other’s company.

There was appreciation of Marietta McGregor’s wonderful haiku that have featured all month on the Mann Library’s Daily Haiku website, talk of the little things in life and how well they were captured by Issa, there was mention of wabi, reference to sabi and even some talk about topics that didn’t have to do with poetry at all (though they may have inspired a new poem or two). Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

Roberta Beary Visiting Australia

Roberta Beary, The Roving Haiku Foundation Ambassador for 2017, will be arriving in  Australia on 1st March after a successful trip to New Zealand where she met many NZ haiku poets.  Roberta will be heading first to Sydney and also has plans to visit Tasmania and Melbourne.  If you would like to contact her, please get in touch via her Facebook page or email her at shortpoems@gmail.com 

http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/01/13/our-roving-ambassador/

Vanessa Proctor