August 26, 2009

Haiku Workshops in Perth

Workshop: Haiku Day with Graham Nunn (QLD) & Maureen Sexton (WA)

Venue: Great Southern Room, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth.
Part one of this workshop will run from 10am – 12pm and address the following topics:

– a brief history of haiku
– defining haiku
– are the syllables important?
– haiku purpose
– fragment and phrase theory
– wabi and sabi
– techniques for writing haiku
– techniques for revising your work

Part II, will run from 1 pm to 3 pm and include a ginko and a look at publishing haiku in Australia and beyond.

September 16, 2008

WA Workshop

On Monday 1st September 2008, during National Poetry Week 2008, I was fortunate to attend a Haiku Workshop organised by the City of Perth Library, and held in the Library in Hay Street, Perth.

The workshop was skilfully presented by Maureen Sexton. Maureen is the WA Regional Representative for HaikuOz, the Secretary of WA Poets Inc, and has been published both in Australia and abroad.

The 2 hour workshop was one of several events organised by the City of Perth Library. The other events included a Haiku Competition, a Haiku Display and two Poetry Sessions with local poets. The winners of the Haiku Competition were announced the morning of the workshop.

We enjoyed an interesting and informative introduction to Haiku. We listened with enthusiasm as we learnt about its history and pioneers.

Continue reading “September 16, 2008”

July 08, 2008

More news from W.A.

Perth haiku poet Maureen Sexton, has had nine haiku published on the Swan River Trust’s new River Guardians website.  The River Guardian website relates to the Swan and Canning Rivers, which flow through the suburbs of Perth.

 

July 02, 2008

Haiku News from Western Australia

News from Western Australia
sent by the Australian Haiku Society Regional Representative Maureen Sexton

Perth haiku poet Nicholas Barwell, has had nine haiku published on the Swan River Trust’s new River Guardians website. The River Guardian website relates to the Swan and Canning Rivers, which flow through the suburbs of Perth.
Congratulations Nicholas!

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July 06, 2007

Regional Representative for WA appointed

The Australian Haiku Society [HaikuOz] is delighted to announce the appointment of Maureen Sexton as Regional Representative for Western Australia.

For two consecutive years Maureen worked with the City of Perth Library to produce a haiku ‘wall’ event. In recent times her own haiku have been published in The Heron’s Nest, Famous Reporter, Stylus Poetry Journal and FreeXpression.

Beverley George
President
on behalf of the committee