|Photograph of Karen and Alan at the Bath Japanese Festival by Dru Marland|
|Still Points : Moving World A Performance Writing Exhibition Fringe Arts Bath, Friday 23rd May to Sunday 8th June 2014|
About the gallery:
Saturday June 7th, 11am-12pm
A free event and open to everyone.
Haiku are very short poems – generally just three lines long – and are written in simple language, but can be powerfully evocative.
This event is a writing mini-workshop with Alan Summers, who will talk about the history and contemporary practice of combining haiku and art. The workshop includes time for you to write your own haiku inspired by the art work in the exhibition.
Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning and Pushcart Prize nominated poet, who has been studying and writing haiku for over twenty years, and has been published internationally and translated into more than a dozen languages. He loves to teach and run workshops, bringing people to the Asian writing forms, and through his organisation With Words (now Call of the Page) has students all over the English-speaking world.
If you are unable to attend, live elsewhere, or even in a different country, Call of the Page run regular online events: