Mari Warabiny Winter Ginko

Saturday 9th June 2018

The winter ginko was held this morning in Subiaco, Perth. The meeting was based at the Subiaco Library and we ventured into the streets and nearby market for inspiration. It was a little disappointing only four poets attended but those that did managed to produce an interesting and varied body of work. Apart from writing haiku, the group explored varied ways of writing haibun and a number of exercises were carried out based upon the seasons and the moon. As is often the case, the diversity of approaches to a set topic demonstrates the knowledge and experiences of the writers. The group decided to embark on a collaborative effort to write rengay by exchanging verses through email over the next few weeks. Although different from haiku many similar techniques are required when writing rengay. It was thought that perhaps this would lead to more interaction between poets. The first verse of the rengay will be forwarded to participants in a day or so.

The ginko took in the streets near the library and the boisterous vegetable and food market in the adjacent school with great piles of produce, colour and music. Conditions were blustery but the rain held off and we even had glimpses of the sun.

Those attending were Meryl Manoy, Rose Van Son, Liz Nicholls and Barry Sanbrook. Sadly Maureen Sexton who had organised the event was unable to attend through ill health, and we hope she recovers soon.

Barry Sanbrook

Mari Warabiny Autumn Ginko

by Maureen Sexton

On Saturday 10th March a group of haiku writers gathered at the First Edition Café for a ginko in the lush, urban Perth Cultural Centre. We were surrounded by the State Library of WA, the Art Gallery of WA, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the Big Screen, the Urban Orchard, the Native Wetlands, the Interactive Play Space and the WA Museum, currently being refurbished. It was a hot day of 31 degrees, but already leaves were falling and scattering, in typical autumn fashion.

Over coffee and muffins, we shared some of our favourite haiku, and why those particular haiku resonated with us. Then we parted to go on our individual walks to write haiku. Continue reading “Mari Warabiny Autumn Ginko”

Mari Warabiny Haiku Group

Join with the Mari Warabiny Haiku Group on their first Ginko (Haiku Walk) for 2018.

Saturday 10th March at 10 am.

We will gather at First Edition Café in the State Library of WA in the Perth Cultural Centre at 10 am for coffee and to discuss haiku for a short time.

We will then go on our separate walks to observe and take notes of our surroundings, using all our senses.

At 11.30 we will gather again at First Edition Café for a bit to eat, drink and to share our observations, any haiku we may have already written while on the walk, and to write haiku together.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to mariwarabinyhaikugroup@yahoo.com.au by Wednesday 7th March so we can let First Edition Café know how many will be attending. They are generously holding a table and chairs for us on one end of the café for the first and second sittings.

Maureen Sexton

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”

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

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Mari Warabiny are Nyungar words meaning billowing clouds

Canning River WA Ginko 2015 – Mari Warabiny Haiku Group

Haiku Walk: Canning River Ginko 2015 will be brought to you by the Mari Warabiny Haiku Group (West Australia).

Date: Saturday, 10th October

Time: 10.30am till approximately 1.30 p.m.

Venue: Canning River Eco Education Centre, Samphire Room

Address: Corner of Kent St and Queens Park Rd, Wilson (walking distance from Albany Highway).

RSVP: Please reply by email to Facebookmariwarabinyhaikugroup@yahoo.com

or on auhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1522035881420431/ Administrators

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Mari Warabiny Haiku Group 2014 Spring Ginko

On a sunny afternoon 8 haiku enthusiasts from the Mari Warabiny Haiku Group met at the Art Gallery of WA, in the vibrant Perth Cultural Centre, for a Spring ginko. The Art Gallery of WA provided the Manhattan Meeting Room where our Ginko leader (Shuzai) the esteemed haiku Poet, Maureen Sexton welcomed us. Maureen provided a handout and verbal instructions on how to conduct a Spring Ginko.

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