Meetings run from 12.30 to 2.30 pm. Ginko times may be different.
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A haiku learning workshop for beginners is scheduled for Saturday 28 January. This will be run by Julia Wakefield at the Box Factory. Watch for more details.
The regular Bindii bi-monthly program of meetings for members will continue in 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.
Saturday 1 April: 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.
Saturday 3 June: What Makes a Tanka Work? Workshop by Lynette Arden and Dawn Colsey.
Saturday 5 August: Haibun Workshop led by Maeve Archibald.
Saturday 7 October: Follow up Haibun Workshop led by Maeve Archibald
Saturday 2 December: end of year celebration.
Some of our favoured meeting activities include:
presentations about specific genres of Japanese poetry: from time to time we hold workshops dealing with haiku, tanka, haibun, haiga, rengay and renku.
workshop of members' work.
kukai: using a method of making the work anonymous by copying we then each share our favourite poems of those presented.
ginko: members walk in a selected venue (sometimes in a garden, or just take a walk in the streets during the meeting) to either take notes and photos or drawings which will lead to the composition of poetry.