Launch of Haiku Bindii

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group launched the second issue of their Journal on 25 April 2015. Haiku Bindii Vol. 2 Willow Light was launched by poet Rob Walker.
See our Haiku Bindii page for purchase details.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Saturday 1 April: Ginko in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Our April meeting will be a ginko in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, led by Lee Bentley.

Meet at 11 a.m. at the Botanic Gardens Café near the central lake.

A ginko is a haiku walk.

Further details will be emailed to those interested by Lee Bentley.

If you have not been to a meeting of this group before and would like to attend the ginko, please email us at

Monday, 27 February 2017

Haiku at the Spoken Word Exhibition by h.ART at The Lobethal Fringe Event

HAIKU DAY ON 5 MARCH as part of the Spoken Word Exhibition at the State Heritage Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in Lobethal from 4 -19 March, 2017.

Commencing Sunday, 5 March from 1.00 – 3.00 pm a Haiku Workshop conducted by Julia Wakefield-Houghton Printmaker, Illustrator and Teacher, followed by Haiku readings by members of Haiku Bindi, Belinda Broughton, Lyn Arden, Jill Gower and Maeve Archibald.

A short introduction to the rules and how we can break them will be followed by a series of writing exercises. Hopefully a few original haiku will result! Julia is a member of the only SA poetry group dedicated to writing Japanese style poetry in English.

Participation in the Haiku Workshop is by gold coin donation.

Bookings arranged by contacting
Anne Griffiths on 0431 374 616.

During this event we will also have a Haiku wall, which the public will be invited to contribute to.
At the end of the session at 2:45 we will have a performance by a Capella group Eclectica. The group consists of Maria Vouis, Nigel Casson and Julia Wakefield who sing unaccompanied 3 part harmonies, write and perform their own songs, poetry and short stories. Their performance of 15 to 20 minutes will feature songs, poetry and something unexpected.
Local schools will also be involved in a Haiku Wall.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Bindii Meeting of 4 February 2017

After the haiku workshop by Julia Wakefield on 28 January, our February meeting was a follow up haiku workshop, again led by Julia.
There were five members present: Julia Wakefield, Lee Bentley, Lynette Arden, Susan O’Brien and Lindy Warrell.

The meeting commenced with a round of introductions by members. We had two new members attending and it was good to get to know something about their writing aims and experience, as well as some of their other interests.

Julia distributed examples of haiku by both modern writers and ancient. We read these carefully and talked about our favourites and what they meant to us. It was interesting to get entirely different interpretations of the same haiku, in some instances. It was also interesting to notice that most of the favourites selected by one member were also appreciated by the others in the group, with the occasional definite disagreement.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Bindii Meeting for February 2017

Saturday 4 February: as a follow up to her January haiku workshop, Julia Wakefield will lead a meeting concentrating on the workshop of haiku.
The meeting will start at 12.30 at our usual venue of the Box Factory, Adelaide.