"Haiku in the Woods"
Celebrate National Poetry Month by learning to write and appreciate haiku poetry with Michael Dylan Welch, vice president of the Haiku Society of America. Please join us on April 14, 2012 for this free presentation and guided nature walk to learn haiku poetry. PowerPoint presentation, handouts, writing exercises, and more -- learn about kigo (season words), kireji (dividing the poem into two juxtaposed parts) and shasei (images from the five senses). Adults and families welcome, including teachers interested in teaching haiku in their classrooms. This event is sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission and is co-hosted by Sammamish Walks.
April 14, 2012 Schedule
10:30 Welcome and presentation
12:00 Lunch break
12:30 Guided haiku walk
1:30 Reconvene to share/discuss poems
Please bring a sack lunch, notebook, pen/pencil, and clothing for any weather (rain or shine).
If interest in this workshop reaches more than 30 people, we may not be able to accommodate everyone. We will notify later registrants IF the workshop is full, but we will keep a record of your registration in case we are able to schedule another workshop.
To register, click the link below or call Allison Gubata (425) 295-0597.
Michael Dylan Welch is vice president of the Haiku Society of America, director of the biennial Haiku North America conference, cofounder of the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library in Sacramento. He's also a board member of the Washington Poets Association and the Redmond Association of Spokenword, and curates the monthly SoulFood Poetry Night in Redmond. His haiku and longer poetry has been published in hundreds of journals and anthologies in at least fifteen languages, and he has won or judged numerous haiku contests. His website is www.graceguts.com.