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AlanSummers

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Become Well-versed in Haiku, Wiltshire College
« on: December 09, 2011, 07:50:22 PM »
Please do let anyone living in the South West of England (Britain) who may be interested about this course. ;-)

Become well-versed in haiku
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Who is the course for?

This course is for everyone, whether new or familiar with the haiku genre.
 It’s both for those wishing to increase their confidence in creative
writing, and those wishing to further their general written skills.  This
course is also ideal for those who enjoy trying something different, and
new, in a relaxed, friendly, fun, supportive and inclusive atmosphere.


What does the course aim to do?

The course aims to bring participants a new depth of knowledge of a
fascinating and addictive  form of writing, and to familiarise them with
its leading writers and history.  It aims to bring a new creative outlet
to student’s lives that can continue after the course – nobody is too busy
to write haiku!


What will be covered?

The following topics will be covered during the course:

•        The origin, background, and history of haiku through Classical, Modern, and contemporary Japan.
•        The various styles of haiku inside and outside Japan.
•        A number of tools and techniques to understand, and write, contemporary haiku.
•        How to keep a Haiku Journal (http://area17.blogspot.com/2008/11/royal-festival-hall.html)
•        How to edit & strengthen your haiku drafts with confidence using a self-critical and analytical eye.
•        What haiku editors and publishers are looking for in online and print journals.
•        What competitions to send your haiku.
•        Depending on course length we will also cover forms related to haiku such as tanka and renga.


What are the final qualifications?


There are no final qualifications associated with this course though you
will have attended an authentic haiku workshop by experienced Japan Times
award-winning writer Alan Summers.


ALAN SUMMERS

Alan Summers has a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Bath Spa
University; he is a past General Secretary of the British Haiku Society;
and a Japan Times award-winning writer for haiku and renga.  His haiku are
translated into 15 languages (including Japanese) as well as British
Sign Language. His new haiku collection is due out March 2012 (tba New Year).

Alan is an experienced workshop leader, and editor, in haiku and other
haikai disciplines. He has appeared in literary festivals, and readings,
all over Britain  His 1000 verse renga city-wide projects have been
supported by local councils and libraries, and reported on by the BBC’s
Poetry Season.

Chase Gagnon

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Re: Become Well-versed in Haiku, Wiltshire College
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 10:45:16 AM »
This sounds aeesome. Do you know if there are any courses like this in the USA?

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Re: Become Well-versed in Haiku, Wiltshire College
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 01:35:52 PM »
I'm not sure to be honest.  I've been told by a lot of American, and Canadian, poets that there isn't anything like the courses I offer.  Contact me for more information if you like.

Alan

This sounds aeesome. Do you know if there are any courses like this in the USA?

 

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