As always, in National Poetry Month there are many great ways to celebrate poetry. Here we share a few Anna Yin’s Poetry Alive at schools and other Poetry events. Please feel free to check more.
Mississauga Poetry Month 2023
This month the City of Mississauga is offering a variety of poetry contests, calls for submissions, workshops, poetry slam & more! Check out the full list of programs. All are free.
Upcoming April free poetry events
2023 April 26: Poetry for Joy and Harmony at Churchill Meadow Community Center (10:30am-12 pm)
2023 April 26: Online Haiku Workshop for Mississauga Library (7pm)
2023 April 22: Haiku workshop at UUCM Mississauga, in person
2023 April 12: Haiku Workshop for Mississauga Library (in person, Malton Library, 4-5 PM)
the Arts for Business Directory 2022-2023 from Mississauga Art Council
MAC’s Arts for Business Directory is a roster of professional performers, musicians, visual artists, instructors, photographers, and more. Anna Yin’s services: Poetry for Health and Harmony in this collection are available for corporate events and communities to connect people with nature and their own creativity. For details, please contact Anna! Happy Holiday Seasons!
Mississauga Arts Council features our haiku project as a “MicroGrant Success Story”
We thank MAC, all sponsors and participants! Click the image to read more. Feedback can be viewed here!
Glad that the project was mentioned in Japan
Release: Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More eBook is ready for free download
We are happy to announce Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More project has successfully completed. Special thanks to Mississauga Arts Council for awarding me a MicroGrant and our other generous sponsors: the League of Canadian poets, Sureway Press, Triple J Canada Consulting Inc, Kaideed International Education Service and the Elite3 Realtor Team. Here is our short video, I hope you enjoy our free eBook by clicking the book cover below!!!
If you cannot view the above video on YouTube, you can watch it here:
HUB Creative Talks with Anna Yin, Poet & Author
Watch MAC latest edition of HUB Creative Talks! Sherri Murray, MAC’s Communications Producer met with accomplished poet and author, Anna Yin to chat about her life-long achievements such as being Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate from 2015-2017, some favourite moments in her career so far, her writing process, and more information on her poetry workshops. She also chats with us about her new Haiku project, Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More, that recently won a MAC MicroGrant!
Call for haiku submission, and photos for our previous events
Call for haiku submission to be included in Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More eBook publication (editors: Anna Yin and Hans Jongman), Please send 1 -5 haiku to [email protected] before the deadline Sept 1, 2022, Publication date Oct, 6 2022. We are also calling for haiku based on the photos we provided at the link.
(Copyright belongs to the poet, but we ask for free to use on our website, eBook, and the event and workshops etc. Thanks)
Photos at the Japan Festival at Celebration Square in Mississauga on Aug 20. 2022.
Feedback from our participants for our online haiku workshops:
I am grateful for the opportunity to attend Anna Yin’s haiku writing workshops. Her passion for poetry is infectious and she works tirelessly in promoting this art form in the City of Mississauga. She’s very generous in sharing her expertise with others. In the short period that I worked with her as a mentor, I’ve learned so much and am looking forward to more. — Maria LaGarde
This is the second time I’ve attended one of Anna Yin’s workshops and each time I learned a great deal about modern English haiku. For someone just beginning to explore the genre, I found her instruction to be invaluable. In this session we were challenged to explore each other’s work, to discover what worked, what didn’t and why. I feel this deeper understanding will aid me immensely in strengthening my own haiku. —— Sally Quon
More feedback please check here. &&&&&& To find out more about this project, one of 2022 MAC MicroGrant Winning Programs, please click here.
Haiku walking tour at River Wood Garden and More
We had a great time for haiku walking tour. The participants enjoyed their experience and each wrote nice work. July 9 will be online haiku workshop, then July 23, 2022: haiku virtual walking tour at art gallery of Mississauga +On line Workshop. You all are welcome to join! Free charge. Thank all our sponsors! Check more photos.
Updates from Kimball Electronics’ Take a Haiku Hike Challenge
Anna Yin was happy to be a guest speaker and a judge for Kimball Electronics’ Take a Haiku Hike Challenge. Here are the winners with Communications Director Scott Saalman’s announcement. Thank Anna, Scott and all the participants, for bringing about such an amazing event where new talents were discovered. Anna invites all interested to join our online haiku workshops in the summer. Your contributions will be considered for inclusion in our eBook in Oct.