City of Perth Library Haiku Competition Results 2011

Thank you very much to all the Haiku entrants!

All entries will be on display in the Library 29th August – 10th September

1st Prize: Helen Davison
NSW
2nd Prize: Meryl Manoy
Perth WA
3rd Prize: Cynthia Rowe
NSW
Highly Commended: Rose van Son
Perth WA
Commended: Nathalie Buckland
NSW
Special mention: Dawn Bruce
NSW
Congratulations!
A very special thank you to Maureen Sexton, WA HaikuOZ representative, for undertaking the judging again this year.

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a moment please: haiku basics and ginko (haiku walk)

Sunday 29th August

4 pm to 6 pm
City Farm, East Perth

Join Maureen Sexton, Amanda Joy, members of the Mari Warabiny haiku group and others for an introduction to haiku followed by a ginko (haiku walk) and sharing of haiku. This is a free event.

For more information contact Maureen 0435 024 616 or email: haikumariwarabiny@gmail.com.

WA Poets Inc presents: paths made by water

a journey through haiga, haiku and butoh/taboo dance, followed by open readings (all forms of poetry). Music by The Book of Reel and Geordie Batey.

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THE BODHI TREE BOOKSTORE CAFÉ HAIKU EVENTS

A Haiku Celebration

Hosted by The Bodhi Tree Bookstore and Café as part of A Celebration of Writing.
Celebrate haiku and related forms at the Bodhi Tree Bookstore Café, on Sunday 1st August from 12 noon. You will be rewarded with: Haiku readings/performances, demonstrations of the deep and powerful connections in Haiga, the beauty of the combination of Haiku and silk art, and the hauntingly disciplined movements of Butoh dance. The winners of the Bodhi Tree Haiku Competition will be reading their winning works and there will be an open reading, so bring along yours or your favourite haiku to read.

Presenters:
Haiga – Maureen Sexton, Amanda Joy
Haiku – Amanda Joy, Maureen Sexton, Ross Bolleter, Rose Van Son
Butoh – Roeli Joosten
Haiku and Silk Art – Annie Otness

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one moment please: a one day haiku workshop with Maureen Sexton

Sunday 15th August 2010, Wild Fig Jam Cottage

What is haiku? Why has it become so popular?

Part I of this workshop will run from 10 am – 12 noon and will address the following topics:

a brief history of haiku
haiku purpose
defining haiku
stopping the mind chatter
are syllables important?
fragment and phrase theory
techniques for writing haiku

the stillness –
soaking into stones
cicada’s cry

— Matsuo Basho

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