The first haiku poems were written in Japan over 300 years ago. Today, haiku is an artform practiced and beloved around the world.
Writing haiku—three-line poems featuring “season words” that reflect what’s happening in the natural world—can be a fun and enriching way to sharpen your literary skills, express your love of nature and find meaning and creativity in the world around you. Haiku can also be a spiritual practice in itself, aiding in the cultivation of spiritual qualities like receptivity, mindfulness, sensitivity and tenderness, as well as a greater awareness of interdependence.
Join us September 8 for a virtual workshop exploring this accessible but profound style of poetry. Your seasoned guide for this workshop is Clark Strand, a writer and teacher with 45 years of experience with haiku. He is the author of Seeds From a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey, the leader of Tricycle’s monthly haiku challenge, and teacher of a new Tricycle online course, Learn to Write Haiku: Mastering the Ancient Art of Serious Play.
This workshop is an ideal introduction to the practice of writing haiku. Join us to sharpen your poetry skills, express your love of nature or simply have some fun.
This is a donation-based workshop. Click here to donate to Tricycle.
Clark Strand is a former senior editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. His books include Seeds From a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey and The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary, which was co-authored with his wife, Perdita Finn. He teaches the popular group “Weekly Haiku Challenges with Clark Strand” on Facebook and leads Tricycle’s monthly haiku challenge, as well as the Tricycle Haiku Challenge Facebook group.
- Date: September 8, 2022
- Time: 4:00 pm ET
- Format: Zoom webinar
- Price: By Donation
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