Members’ News, October 2022

Dear members,
October will be a busy month for haiku happenings in Australia.

  • Registrations close on 5th October for Haiku Down Under 2022, which takes place on the weekend of October 7-9.
  • Entries for the John Bird Dreaming Award 2023 will open shortly, so stay tuned for details.
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Registrations now open for Haiku Down Under 2022

Haiku Down Under 2022 will be held via Zoom over the weekend of October 7-9. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with fellow haiku poets from Australia, New Zealand and further afield. Registrations are now open. Visit the Haiku Down Under webpages for details of the programme and presenters.

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Haiku Down Under

Haiku Down Under

G’day, kia ora and hello,

poetry from the edge

Being held via Zoom from October 7-9, 2022, this new initiative to connect writers from New Zealand, Australia and beyond will use workshops, prompted writing sessions and presentations to celebrate our seasons, people, landscapes and seascapes, vernacular language, and flora and fauna.

Organisers: Leanne Mumford and Carole Harrison (Australia); Sandra Simpson, Sue Courtney and Sherry Grant (New Zealand).

We are pleased to announce that we are ready to receive proposals for presentations and workshops at Haiku Down Under, taking place online from October 7-9, 2022. All the information you require (we hope) is on the Proposals page on our website.

While we are keen to have proposals from people living in New Zealand and Australia, or from Kiwis and Australians living outside their countries of birth, we would also be delighted to receive proposals from people living in other parts of the world. We want to deliver the best ‘learning-gathering’ we can.
And although haiku is our main focus, we are open to proposals focusing on senryu, linked verse, haibun, haiga, tanka, tanka prose, etc.

The deadline for making a proposal is 5pm (your time) on March 31.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Leanne Mumford
on behalf of the Haiku Down Under team