Writing haiku poetry

Course Dates: 08/02/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Pearl May

Learn how to write haikus that resonate, move and entertain on this fun day workshop.


What is the course about?

This interactive day workshop offers students the opportunity to learn about key literary figures in the haiku genre and write their own poetry inspired by a range of stimuli and prompts.

The Tutor: Pearl Elizabeth Dell May is an internationally known Haijin (Haiku Poet). Her poems have been widely published in anthologies, newspapers, and in collaboration with museums and art exhibitions. She is a member of the British Haiku Society, the National Association for Poetry Therapy and Lapidus, an organisation that advocates creative writing for health and wellbeing. She has led many writing groups and workshops and has been Poet-in-Residence at Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve and University Hospital Southampton.

Build reserves the right to change course tutors from those advertised in this outline. In line with our refund policy we are unable to grant a refund on the grounds of a change of tutor.

What will we cover?

- The components of haiku poetry
- Examples of haiku poetry
- Approaches to writing haiku poetry.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Develop knowledge about prominent haiku poets.
- Understand the compoenents of haiku poetry.
- Write your own haiku poems using a range of stimuli.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course, no prior experience is needed.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Students will be taught through a mixture of pair work, group work, writing exercises, games and tutor instruction.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to bring writing materials such as pen and paper with you.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Build offer a range of poetry courses. For further information browse the writing section of our website.

All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for Build writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.

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yes worth doing
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/03/2019)
Although it kick started my use of haiku, the experience was a little disappointing.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/03/2019)
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Course Code: HW525

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Sat, day, 08 Feb - 08 Feb '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £59.00
Concession: £24.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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