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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Haiku on speed – Recycling an ancient tradition

The aim of this workshop is to generate new poems by combining the ancient Japanese haiku form with texts gleaned from our everyday world – contemporary Western Australia.

With found poems writers have to be alert to the world, hunting for words that are
 there already. What writers notice can be far more important than what they think.

-        Bill Manhire

Drawing on what we notice or borrow from the world can sometimes lead us to write in new and unexpected ways...avenues open up that we have never explored before, our poems speak in tongues...

This workshop is inspired by the Bill Manhire’s Mutes & Earthquakes (Wellington 1997) and Paul Janeczko,How to Write Haiku and Other Poems (U.S.A. 2004)

Sponsored by The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA

Sunday 9 March
1.30 – 4.30pm
Mattie Furphy House Clare Copse Swanbourne
$33 ($22 for members of FAWWA)

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