Monday, February 23, 2009

LINGFIELD: Writing poetry the Haiku way

Monday, March 9th - Friday, March 13th, 2009
Claridge House
Dormans Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH
online enquiry:
Phone: +44 (0)845 3457281
Phone: +44 (0)1342 832150

This haiku poetry course also includes an insight into other 'forms' associated with haiku:
  • The Haiku Game: great entertainment & ice-breaker and a relaxed way to start to understand all about haiku
  • Haiku: history & techniques; how to keep a haiku journal (complimentary Haiku Journal); how to read or perform haiku (and haibun); and how to get published.
  • Tanka: the short love poem
  • Haibun (prose with haiku): great for journal/diary entries; and travel writing
  • Ginko: (writing walk) with complimentary Haiku Journal
  • Renga Party: the last full day with a 12 verse renga, just for fun!
There will be plenty of opportunity to read and perform, and to have one-one and/or group feedback on haiku and other forms that you wish to either get to publishable quality, or wish to develop further in your writing as a poet; novelist; travel writer (and other non-fiction); or journal/diarist.

Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning poet for haiku and renga with 15 years' experience; former General Secretary of the British Haiku Society: and founder of With Words. The Haiku Journal notebook was launched last year at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Thames Festival. He is currently a Japan-UK 150 renga & haiku poet-in-residence.

Residential Course "Writing Poetry: the haiku way" is £290, including accomodation and food. Bursary help available - enquire online or phone for details. Claridge House have a policy of not asking people to share.

1 comment:

Alan Summers said...

Hi everyone!

I've included links to both Claridge House, and to the With Words site as well as my Area 17 blog which shows a few images of some of the past events, including the Royal Festival Hall 'mini-workshops' in action.

weblink: Claridge House home page
weblink: Claridge house online enquiry
weblink: With Words
weblink: Alan's blog

all my best,