A New Vice President for the Australian Haiku Society

I would like to welcome Lyn Reeves as the new Vice President of the Australian Haiku Society. Lyn has been involved in the Society since its inception and brings a great deal of experience to the role.

I would like to thank Lynette Arden, our outgoing Vice President, for the huge amount of work she has done for the AHS over the past four and a half years. She has been very dedicated to her role as Vice President and has made a lasting contribution to the Society. We are fortunate that she will remain involved in the AHS in her capacity as Web Manager.

Vanessa Proctor, AHS President

Mari Warabiny Have-A-Go Haiku Fun Day

 

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On Sunday 19th March, Tash Adams from Mari Warabiny hosted a “Have a go” Haiku stand at the 1000 Paper Cranes Community Picnic and Fun Day.

The stall received great interest from children and adults alike, with over 30 haiku written on bunting and pegged to string for a colourful display. Flyers on how to haiku and details on joining our group were distributed to the public. Continue reading “Mari Warabiny Have-A-Go Haiku Fun Day”

Red Kelpie Haiku Group Meeting #11

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On Sunday March 19th, four RKHG members met at the Visitors’ Centre of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens for our autumn meeting and to welcome Takanori Hayakawa, our newest Red Kelpie Haiku Group member. We all made our way to a shady spot not far from Nymphaea Lily Lake, close to where we held our December meeting. Now that it’s autumn, the waterlilies had ceased blooming but we noted bright little yellow flowers of some kind of water plant as we passed the lake. Purple cosmos at their full height were swaying in a soft morning breeze. The sky was a clear bright blue, without even a trace of cloud, as is typical of Melbourne’s autumns, but the temperature this year was notably higher than usual, reaching the mid-thirties. Continue reading “Red Kelpie Haiku Group Meeting #11”

Marking the Moment – workshop

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Capture and record a moment from nature through haiku and mark making to create a visual expression of a sensory experience. Join poet Lyn Reeves and local artist Desiree Fitzgibbon for walking and observation in the stunning environment of Okines Beach.

At the end of this workshop we will have uncovered the features of the brief nature poem and composed our own haiku and brush work images depicting a special moment in time on a handmade paper scroll. Continue reading “Marking the Moment – workshop”

Small Worlds – new haiku from Lyn Reeves

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Small Worlds is a book/catalogue of paintings in an exhibition by Hobart painter, Luke Wagner. Each of fifteen paintings of bonsai is accompanied by a haiku by Lyn, in a limited edition, beautifully presented hard cover publication. Paintings and book details can be viewed at http://www.colvillegallery.com.au/artists/lukewagner.php

The book was launched at the exhibition opening on the 5th March and is available from the gallery and from Hobart Bookshop.

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

Haiku Meeting with Roberta Beary

On Monday 13th of March (Labor Day) there will be a haiku gathering to welcome poet and Haiku Foundation Ambassador, Roberta Beary to Melbourne.

This event will be held at the Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.

Time – 11:30 am.

Meeting spot – The Fairy Tree.

http://www.fitzroygardens.com/Index_Page.htm

All haiku poets, enthusiasts and friends are welcome.

BYO – food drink, alternatively the Kerekere café near the visitor centre will be open.

For any further information, please contact Jennifer Sutherland on 0414786508

See map below Continue reading “Haiku Meeting with Roberta Beary”

Haiku at the Spoken Word Exhibition by h.ART at The Lobethal Fringe Event

h.ART are pleased to announce their inaugural Fringe exhibition event at the exciting new emerging arts venue at the State Heritage Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in Lobethal from 4 -19 March, 2017.
The focus is on the power of text and visual language to create dialogue.

HAIKU DAY ON 5 MARCH

Commencing Sunday, 5 March from 1.00 – 3.00 pm a Haiku Workshop conducted by Julia Wakefield-Houghton Printmaker, Illustrator and Teacher, followed by Haiku readings by members of Haiku Bindi, Belinda Broughton, Lyn Arden, Jill Gower and Maeve Archibald.

A short introduction to the rules and how we can break them will be followed by a series of writing exercises. Hopefully a few original haiku will result! Julia is a member of the only SA poetry group dedicated to writing Japanese style poetry in English.

Participation in the Haiku Workshop is by gold coin donation.
Bookings arranged by contacting
Anne Griffiths on 0431 374 616.

See full details of the exhibition and associated writing events here Continue reading “Haiku at the Spoken Word Exhibition by h.ART at The Lobethal Fringe Event”