Whether new to haiku or experienced you are invited to a Ginko with Lysenko # 34.
Sunday 11th March, 2pm – 5pm, Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens
Meet at the Terrace Tearooms, near Ornamental Lake. If you’re already a haiku writer, join us for some inspiration, sharing and discussion. If you’d like to try haiku but don’t know where to start, this cross-cultural event is free and beginners are welcome. Poets Myron Lysenko and Takanori Hayakawa will lead you through some tips on writing haiku, explaining both the Japanese tradition and the way haiku works in English. This event is a follow-up to last year’s Japanese Australian Poetry Festival.
Participants: Takanori Hayakawa, Anne M Carson, Rory Hudon, Carolyn Leach-Paholski, Myron Lysenko. Also present: Tony Smith, photographer.
The weather was hot and humid, the grass was blonde (which was how one of the poets described it) and the river was low. There were fewer people in the park than I’d thought there would be. But still, five poets and a photographer gathered at a café deep in the middle of the park to engage in haiku activities and discussions. Continue reading “Report on Ginko With Lysenko #30, Summer in the Park”
Venue: St Kilda Botanical Gardens, Sunday November 20th 11.30am—4pm.
Present: Myron Lysenko, Ela Fornalska, Sol Oost, Kate Brabon, Chris Lynch, Ben Oost, Louise Hopewell, Takanori Hayakawa, Rory Hudson.
There was a fun run in the city so most of us turned up late, but we still managed to start proceedings at 11.30 am. I began the ginko by giving a focus for our writing: kigo and kire. I explained these concepts and Taka and Chris expanded on them. I read several haiku as examples then we went our separate ways through the park for 40 minutes writing haiku or notes about our sensory observations. Continue reading “Ginko With Lysenko #29 — the end of spring”
Event: Ginko with Lysenko #29 (end of Spring).
Date: Sunday, 20th November, 2016.
Location: St Kilda Botanical Gardens, Herbert St, St Kilda, Victoria.
Time: Gather at 10.45 a.m.
Items needed: Walking shoes; things to write with.
Cost: $30 ($20 concession).
Food: Bring a picnic lunch.
Guidelines/ support: Group leader Myron Lysenko will provide a handout detailing haiku techniques. Together the group will then create, share and workshop haiku in a friendly and supportive environment.
Suitability: Appropriate for both beginners and experienced haiku poets.