What’s it all about?
A haiku is a poem in three lines or less. Forget the 5-7-5 syllable haiku you wrote at primary school, modern English haiku is all about colliding images to create aha moments. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn about the key elements of haiku and have fun writing your own.
What will we cover?
In this class we will cover:
- A brief history of haiku.
- The key components of modern English haiku including brevity, juxtaposition and aha moments.
- Writing about nature (traditional haiku), as well as human nature (senryu).
- Where to read (and even publish!) short poems.
- Bring along a notebook and pen and have a go at creating your own literary masterpieces in three lines (or less!).
Who will be teaching?
Louise Riseley is a writer, poet and songwriter. After having her early attempts at haiku dismissed as ‘primary school haiku’, Louise has gone on to publish haiku widely in Australia and internationally. With her short attention span, Louise feels she’s perfectly suited the haiku form.