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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

‘Summer Haiku Almanac' Dartmoor workshop & walk


Moor Poets is a Dartmoor-based group of writers with the aim of encouraging creative writing in people of all abilities.

The ‘Summer Haiku Almanac' workshop & walk

Sunday 13 June, 10 – 4pm
Workshop leaders: Alan Summers & Karen Hoy

Venue: The Big Yurt, Oak Cottage, Spitchwick, Nr Poundsgate
Directions and parking info for this delightful riverside venue:
Pat Fleming:

Tel. : 01364 631233
Email: pat@wylde.gn.apc.org


The aim of the day is to produce haiku in Dartmoor for the creation of a Haiku Almanac: this follows in the tradition of haiku poets in Japan, who traditionally produce seasonal almanacs - Haiku Saijiki.


The workshop will include warm up exercises and group discussion/Q&A with a complimentary Haiku Journal notebook for each person.


There will also be opportunities for micro one-to-one feedback for anyone bringing previously written haiku draft poems.


THE HAIKU WALK:
‘Haiku are poems rooted in natural history and the seasons; they make us conspirators with wildlife, as nature half-writes the haiku before we've even put pen to paper.’ Alan Summers

The day will include a walk with a second complimentary Haiku Journal notebook to use for recording field-notes and/or rough drafts.


Spitchwick, River Dart image©Nick Southall

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please bring old Devon/Dartmoor colloquial terms, nicknames and sayings to help create a Haiku Saijiki for Devon.


SPECIAL OFFER:

These workshops are for members of Moor Poets, so if you’re not already a member, your first workshop fee will also automatically make you a member for this year.


Workshop Fees:
By donation, with a suggested £10 - 25 for all day.



Pens & food SUGGESTION:

Pens and paper, and a packed lunch if coming for a full day. Tea and coffee is available.


If appropriate, please bring outdoor wear (even sunscreen!) suitable for the weather and month on Dartmoor.


Moor Poets Website

http://www.moorpoets.org.uk/


Please remember:
YOUR PLACE ON WORKSHOPS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE –NUMBERS ARE OFTEN LIMITED.


To reserve your place,
call or email Jennie Osborne – 01803 840541 / jenniedancing@googlemail.com.

2 comments:

sohail said...

It's been wonderful to see all this stuff once again. I'm really sorry for not contributing anything, till now, for reasons, but, hope to do it soon. You are serving the noble cause of Haiku and inter-related stuff, zealously. Keep it up!

sohail said...

It's been wonderful to see all this stuff once again. I'm really sorry for not contributing anything, till now, for reasons, but, hope to do it soon. You are serving the noble cause of Haiku and inter-related stuff, zealously. Keep it up!