Hobart Workshops: The Art of Haiku

Fullers’ Cafe Poet, Lyn Reeves, will hold a series of haiku workshops at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart.

10.00am – 11.30am, Saturdays 17th August – 14th September

Explore the traditions and contemporary practice of these ‘capsules of poetic insight’ in a series of four workshops, followed by a ginko (haiku walk) in St. David’s Park. This course is aimed at people with an interest, but little or no knowledge of these brief but potent poems.

Numbers strictly limited. Please rsvp@fullersbookshop.com.au

 

Haiku News from Tasmania (five items)

Lyn Reeves has a number of her haiku featured in a new exhibition of paintings by Desiree Fitzgibbon. Codex – opens at Handmark Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart on 23 April and runs until 19 May. Lyn will read her haiku at the opening.

The Haiku Journey – A joyful life-long practice of mindfulness and attention,with Ron Moss
Learn the ancient Japanese art of writing haiku, then walk in the tranquil surrounds of the Botanical Gardens to develop your inspiration. Conclude with a stunning slideshow presentation of haiga, haiku blended with artwork. This workshop is suitable for people new to writing as well as experienced writers.

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Simply Haiku Features Local Haiga

Simply Haiku features local haiga

www.simplyhaiku.com

I would like to announce that the winter edition of Simply Haiku is now online.

In this issue I was invited to be a guest editor in the haiga section. I would like to draw your attention to the work of Ross Coward of Hobart, and his first attempt at haiga, using his own haiku and images that he took on a recent trip in Tasmania.

http://www.simplyhaiku.com/SHv6n4/haiga-modern/Coward/index.html

Please enjoy at your leisure, what is a wonderful issue and well done to all concerned.

Ron Moss, Regional Representative for Tasmania

Tea and Haiku in Hobart

Saturday the 18th July, 3pm-6pm.

Tea and Haiku at Chado The Way of Tea 134 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.
Enjoy an afternoon of Haiku poetry with a tea theme by Lyn Reeves, Ron Moss, Jenny Barnard, Annaxue Yang, Robyn Mathison, Jill Cartwright, Lorraine Haig and Ross Coward. Anne Collins will read excerpts from the book Baisao The Old Tea Seller by Norman Waddell. The cost is $15 per person which includes tea and a specialty sweet. Please note the reading will take place in the first floor room of the teahouse which is accessible only by stairs. Bookings essential. Ring Chado on 62316411.

An interview with Lyn Reeves

Interview with Lyn Reeves on ABC 7ZR

In her afternoon program Siobhan Maiden interviewed Lyn Reeves who read some haiku and talked about how to write them. Siobhan wanted to encourage listeners to text a haiku to their lovers this Valentine’s day. She suggested that haiku would be a wonderful way for people to express their responses to the Victorian bushfires.

Read the full interview here:

Interview with Lyn Reeves