10:30 – Noon
Free – donations welcome
This workshop is open to poets, writers and artists interested in exploring haiku and all its related forms, including its blending with visual art.
Haiku has been defined as “the essence of a moment keenly perceived.” This session will explore what a haiku is (and is not), how poets have used the building blocks of the form to re-create moments that are often overlooked, and how haiku can even be combined with prose and art to re-create meaningful experiences. There will be an opportunity to try your hand at writing haiku and its cousin, the haibun (a combination of prose and haiku).
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Rich Youmans has been writing haibun and related essays for 25 years, and he still wonders where the time went. His work has appeared internationally in various journals and anthologies, and his books include Shadow Lines (a collection of linked haibun written with Oregon poet Maggie Chula), All the Windows Lit (Snapshot Press e-book), and Head-On: Haibun Stories. He lives in North Falmouth with his wife, Alice Kociemba.
The Falmouth Art Center is located at 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA