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.

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Haiku Down Under

G’day, kia ora and hello,

poetry from the edge

Being held via Zoom from October 7-9, 2022, this new initiative to connect writers from New Zealand, Australia and beyond will use workshops, prompted writing sessions and presentations to celebrate our seasons, people, landscapes and seascapes, vernacular language, and flora and fauna.

Organisers: Leanne Mumford and Carole Harrison (Australia); Sandra Simpson, Sue Courtney and Sherry Grant (New Zealand).

We are pleased to announce that we are ready to receive proposals for presentations and workshops at Haiku Down Under, taking place online from October 7-9, 2022. All the information you require (we hope) is on the Proposals page on our website.

While we are keen to have proposals from people living in New Zealand and Australia, or from Kiwis and Australians living outside their countries of birth, we would also be delighted to receive proposals from people living in other parts of the world. We want to deliver the best ‘learning-gathering’ we can.
And although haiku is our main focus, we are open to proposals focusing on senryu, linked verse, haibun, haiga, tanka, tanka prose, etc.

The deadline for making a proposal is 5pm (your time) on March 31.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Leanne Mumford
on behalf of the Haiku Down Under team