Introduction To Haiku
Writing haiku enables people to become aware of small experiences in their daily lives and to make connections between the, seemingly, unconnected. It has a long tradition in Japan and is now written by enthusiasts across the globe. This course will touch on the aesthetics of traditional Japanese haiku and look, briefly, at contemporary haiku written in English. Students will be encouraged to write and share their work.
Who is this course for
No previous writing experience is required for this course but students should have a good standard of reading and writing in English.
Writing haiku enables people to become aware of small experiences in their daily lives and to make connections between the, seemingly, unconnected. It has a long tradition in Japan and is now written by enthusiasts across the globe.
What does this course cover
The course will look, briefly, at Japanese aesthetics and contemporary haiku written in English.
By the end of the course, students should have the foundations to read and write haiku from a more informed position.
What will it be like
Participants will work individually, in small groups, and as a whole group. There will be
a mixture of teaching methods. Students will be encouraged to write and share their work.
What else do you need to buy or do
Students will need pen and paper.
What this course could lead to
Further courses in writing haiku and there are a number of opportunities for publication in journals and online as well as numerous haiku competitions. This course could act as a lever for participants to explore haiku further and/or venture into other forms of Japanese and Western literature.
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
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