Released: April 9, 2021
Contemporary Haiku and Short Forms: How To Write Flash Poems and Reduce Stress!
An online workshop with Miriam Sagan from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4
What: SFCC Library presents an online workshop: “Contemporary Haiku and Short Forms: How To Write Flash Poems and Reduce Stress!” led by Miriam Sagan. Learn about the Japanese traditions of haiku, and how haiku is written today in English. Also expect five-line poems (tanka) and humorous poems (senryu). Haiku can be written in a peaceful garden or on a mountain, but it can also be written while you’re stuck in traffic or with a cell phone.
Expect to do a lot of writing and have some finished tiny poems that you like. There will be a handout on international haiku resources. This is for poets, journal keepers, and anyone who wants to enter the moments of life. Haiku favors the beginner!
Santa Fe Community College has a haiku pathway in its main courtyard. Some of these local haiku will also be part of the inspiration for the workshop.
Space is limited. Send registration requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Miriam Sagan, a poet and author, will lead the workshop.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. May 4
Where: Online. Send registration requests to: email@example.com.
Cost: Free. Space is limited.
Of Note: Read more about SFCC’s Haiku Pathway in this Santa Fe New Mexican story, “A walkway peppered with haiku” (The campus is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.)
Bios/Additional Facts: Miriam Sagan is the author of more than 30 books. She founded and directed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement.
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