Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group Presents
An introduction to Haiku
what are they
why we write them
Saturday 6 April, from 12.30 – 2.30 pm
59 Regent St,
The haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form, but it is as relevant today as it has always been. Western poets have adopted and adapted the form to suit contemporary tastes, and the fact that the form continues to evolve in Japan is, paradoxically, entirely in keeping with tradition.
Bindii member Julia Wakefield will give a brief introduction to the combined complexity and simplicity of the haiku form. After a short break, there will be a series of group exercises that focus on composing haiku.
To book, contact Julia at Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0433975590
Word file: info for haiku workshop 2019 (003)
PDF file: info for haiku workshop 2019
“Words” Seeing, Listening, Feeling
report by Curator Anne Griffiths
As part of our Adelaide Fringe exhibition incorporating the visual arts, spoken word and performance art, members of Haiku Bindii were invited to feature in a special Haiku Day on Sunday March 5th.
The exhibition has invited artists to respond to text either of their own or in collaboration with poets and writers. This has eventuated in over 100 pieces of art being displayed in the Old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in Lobethal. The exhibition will run from 11am- 4pm Saturdays and Sundays until March 19th. Each Sunday during the exhibition a spoken word event has been planned. Continue reading “Haiku in Lobethal 5th March 2017”
The workshop was presented by Julia Wakefield, who has provided the following report:
I was invited by Anne Griffiths to conduct a one hour workshop on the art of writing haiku at the h.ART Spoken words Exhibition at Lobethal Woollen Mill on March 5 2017.
This was followed by a reading by Bindii members: Maeve Archibald, Lynette Arden, Jill Gower and Belinda Broughton.
The workshop attracted ten people, ranging from complete beginners to a couple of Bindii members (Belinda Broughton and Jill Gower)who were happy to share their own experience and expertise. Continue reading “Report on the Haiku Workshop at Lobethal Woollen Mill: 5 March 2017”
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”
Julia Wakefield Houghton is running an open workshop at the Box Factory in Adelaide, where you can learn the basics of writing haiku, or refine your skills. Bookings are required, as numbers are restricted. There is a small payment and afternoon tea will be provided. Full details in the PDF file
julia-wakefield-workshop Continue reading “Haiku Workshop for Beginners: 28 January 2017”
2016 was the fourth year of the Langhorne Creek Young People’s Writers’ Competition, in which young writers of prose and poetry competed to win individual prizes, as well as books for their school. Last year Lynette Arden and Lee Bentley developed a haiku guide for the teachers, which was well received and used again this year. Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group sponsored prizes for haiku, across the year groups of Grades 2-3; 4-5; 6-7; and 8-10. In 2016 a special commendation was also issued by judge Lee Bentley for the most outstanding haiku overall. Continue reading “Langhorne Creek Young People’s Writers’ Competition”