Announcement from Myron Lysenko
Sunday 26th March Noon – 4pm Tea Rooms Geelong Botanical Gardens 1-49 Garden St Geelong
Very excited to announce that noted USA haijin Penny Harter is visiting Australia again and will attend this special ginko.
Enquiries: Myron 0475 062 067 firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Harter, author of many types of poetry, was born in New York City. In the early 1970s Harter started writing haiku. She moved to Santa Fe with her husband and writing colleague, William Higginson. Continue reading “Ginko with Lysenko #31 (Autumn lights with Penny Harter)”
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”
Brimbank Park, Keilor Park DrIive, Keilor East .
Saturday 4th February, noon until 4pm
Meet just before midday at the Leaping Lizard Cafe, Brimbank Park.
Myron will have a handout sheet with the haiku techniques we will focus on during the day.
Suitable for beginners as well as experienced haiku poets.
Bring a picnic lunch.
Cost: $30 full/ $20 concession.
Please contact Myron if you are interested in this event:
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.
Traditional haiku is sometimes about the changing of the seasons so the last day of winter, 31 August, is a perfect date for a haiku walk in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens.
Meet just before 11am at The Terrace tea rooms beside the Ornamental Lake. The closest entry point is through Gate A, which is on the corner of Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street.
Bring pen and notebook. Also, please bring your own lunch or buy some from the expensive café.
Costs: $20 full
As places are limited, please contact Myron if you wish to attend at : email@example.com
Ginko #16 is to be held at Melbourne Botanic Gardens, led by Myron Lysenko on Sunday 28th April 2013 from 11am – 3pm. Meet at Tea Rooms by the lake just before 11am. Bring notebook and pen. Costs: $20 full/$12 concession. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org