Do you haiku?

Learn haiku, sip tea
With a Japanese master
A workshop for all

(I couldn’t resist)

The Quebec Writers’ Federation is co-sponsoring a Haiku workshop with Japanese poet Emiko Miyashita.

In this three-hour workshop with Japanese master poet Emiko Miyashita, you will learn about the world’s shortest and most popular poem form while sipping green tea and enjoying traditional Japanese treats. Miyashita, who writes in both Japanese and English, will give a brief introduction on the origins and fundamentals of the form, then guide you in writing your own haiku. This is not just a workshop for poets.  Discover how this three-line, Zen-inspired poem can help you as a writer sharpen your focus, generate new and surprising connections, and teach you that when it comes to words, less is definitely more.

Emiko Miyashita was born in Fukushima, Japan in 1954.  A graduate of Doshisha University in Kyoto, she began writing haiku seriously in 1993. She is currently a dojin, a leading member of Ten’i (天為), Providence, haiku group lead by Dr. Akito Arima, and also a dojin of Shin (晨), Morning Sun, haiku group lead by Dr. Akira Ōmine. Since 1997, she has travelled frequently to haiku conferences in Canada, the U.K, the U.S. and India. She is an award winning translator of 10 books and has published two collections of her own haiku.  She lives in Kawasaki, Japan.

The Where & When:
Saturday, May 22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Institute for Learning in Retirement, 855 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor

Space in this workshop is limited to 35 participants.
Workshop fee: $35, which includes green tea and sweets.
For more information, or to register: 514-933-0878 or

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