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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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.

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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.