Sunday, 7th of August: Haiku Workshop with Matt Hetherington!

Haiku Workshop with Matt Hetherington

Aug 7: Haiku Workshop with Matt Hetherington
2pm - 4pm, Mattie Furphy House (Corner Clare Copse and Kirkwood Road Swanbourne WA 6010)
$20 a the door
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These days, most poets don't write haiku in the traditional seventeen syllable format, either in Japan or the West. It's the spirit of the poem that matters most: the subtly transcendent nature of the experience, expressed as briefly as possible, and with no (or very little) poeticism or abstraction outside what the five senses are open to. Discover contemporary haiku techniques (and the spirit of them!) in this workshop with Matt Hetherington, who has been writing haiku for over 25 years, and teaching haiku and poetry for over a decade.

An introductory blog article by Matt:

Matt Hetherington is a writer, music-maker, and moderate self-promoter living in Brisbane. He has been writing poetry for over 30 years, and has published 4 poetry collections and over 300 poems. He won the Creatrix Haiku Prize for 2014, and his first all-haiku/senryu collection ‘For Instance’ was published in March 2015 by Mulla Mulla Press. He is also on the board of the Australian Haiku Society 

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