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
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.
Mari Warabiny Haiku Group
Mari Warabiny are Nyungar words meaning billowing clouds
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. Continue reading “Haiku Meeting with Roberta Beary”
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”
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 email@example.com
Lorin Ford has had particularly interesting commentaries selected for The Haiku Foundation’s re:Virals for the last two weeks running. Last week her comments related to a haiku by Allan Burns and this week to a haiku she selected by Jim Kacian. Continue reading “Lorin Ford’s Commentaries in re:Virals 75 & 76”
Seasonal Poets: The Summer Reading
Monday 20 February, 6-8 pm
Hadley’s Hotel 34 Murray Street Hobart.
TWC members and unwaged $10
Light supper included
Supported by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre and Hadley’s Hotel
Many Australian haiku and tanka poets will be deeply saddened to read of the death of Jane Reichhold, an inspirational and generous scholar, translator, writer and publisher of all Japanese short forms. Jane’s death was reported on AHA, the haiku and other forms forum she founded in 2006. The announcement was made there on August 5th, though it appears she may have died a week ago. Her contribution in this field has been enormous and she will be very greatly missed. There are many Australian haiku and tanka writers whose work she has prompted, encouraged and informed.
Continue reading “Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)”
Please find details of this competition at the link below.