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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Match the Haiku to the Picture: Bradford on Avon Arts Festival


photo by Terry Hogan
With Words Match a Haiku to the Picture Competition
Saturday 26th September 2009
3.30p.m. - 6p.m.

With Words held a Match the Haiku to a Picture Competition at the St Laurence Street Party*.

Kathy Hogan and Karen Hoy ran the competition and stall while I was away at Radstock Community Festival with Reader Development Officer June Wentland as part of Japan-UK 150 and With Words partnership with Bath Libraries.


photo by Alan Summers
Our event was sponsored by Bradford on Avon's own fantastical independent bookshop Ex Libris!


*St. Laurence Street Party
"A festival within a festival: Bradford on Avon comes alive with haiku, music, dance, food, drink, stalls and entertainment for every age!"


photo by Terry Hogan

Kathy and Karen and festival goers sharing a joke.


photo by Kathy Hogan

Re-enacting the very serious moment of randomly picking the winning entry.

Forty five people entered our competition where they had to pick five out of ten haiku that matched five photographs. Out of those forty-five forms handed back we had nineteen correct forms so I had to pick out an overall winner!



photo by Kathy Hogan

I'm holding up the Ex Libris book voucher, and behind me is a painting of Bradford on Avon that hangs in the big room next to our little office in town.



photo by Kathy Hogan

Match the Haiku to a Picture Competition was sponsored by Ex Libris, Bradford on Avon's own fantastic independent bookshop.


photo by Karen Hoy

The Winner!

Emma is a nurse at Bath's A&E Department, a very deserving and enthusiastic winner.

Emma is going to enjoy taking her time deciding which book to buy at Ex Libris as it will be a great excuse to pick Jim's brain about 18th Century novels. Jim runs the always sell out Literary Quiz in the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival.

photo by Karen Hoy
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