POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP
22 AUGUST 9:00-12:00PM
Being attentive to the present moment, to the natural world and to our own nature, is essential for good poetic writing. In this workshop we will explore haiku and tanka, forms of Japanese poetry now widely practised in the West. Writing haiku gives us a way of responding to what is happening around us, while tanka adds a personal, imaginative dimension. As part of the workshop we will also look at key aspects of Japanese poetry such as yūgen (mystery and depth), sabi-wabi (the transient and the imperfect) and mono no aware (a deep feeling for the things of this world).
The workshop costs $25 and morning tea will be served. Registration required.