Haiku Walking Tours-Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More

Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More will be an eBook that we hope to create from two haiku walking tours and three online haiku workshops. One of 2022 MAC MicroGrant Winning Program, everyone is welcome to join us no matter where you live.

Haiku is a short poetry form, originally from Japan with 17 on (phonetic units similar to syllables) in a 5, 7, 5 pattern. Most haiku use concrete images to describe natural and human experience, using a two-part juxtaposition as well as simple and objective language to capture a moment and present it as it is.

Haiku has been changed as time has gone by, but the philosophy of haiku has been preserved: the focus on a brief moment in time (here and now); a use of stimulating sensory images; an ability to be read in one breath; and a sense of sudden enlightenment or illumination, or sheer beauty and wonder.

Free events, register for details

June 25, 2022: haiku walking tour at Riverwood Garden

time: 4:00pm-5:00pm register now

On July 23:   haiku walking tour at TD Mosaic 2022 – South Asian Festival Celebration Square 

time: 2:00pm -4:00pm register now

Funded by Mississauga Arts Council’s MicroGrant Program through the support of RAMA Gaming House – Charitable Gaming at City of Mississauga

                    (Material: haiku brochure, chapbooks, books will be displayed, if bad weather, we will try it virtual)

Participants gather and Anna gives a brief instruction (also see the video below), then reads a few samples, then asks participants to take a walk to observe and try to write haiku, then gather to share. You can keep what you have written, and use them for online haiku editing workshops.

We will have three online haiku editing workshops, click here to register.

Workshop leader: Anna Yin who has instructed 100 Poetry Alive workshops and authored five poetry collections.  Anna was Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and Ontario representative for the League of Canadian Poets (2013-2017).

Thank our sponsors for making the project to take form! Enjoy and See you all soon!

The Mississauga Arts Council is a registered charity with 40 years history, dedicated to enabling the growth of the arts by creating opportunity and connection between artists and residents in Mississauga and beyond.

The League of Canadian Poets: The League of Canadian Poets is the professional organization for established and emerging Canadian poets. Founded in 1966 to nurture the advancement of poetry in Canada, and the promotion of the interests of poets, it now comprises over 800 members…

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Sureway Press providing the following services:

Poetry Alive Workshop / Cultural Event Organizing
Translation Consultations (Chinese/English, English/Chinese) Poetry Consultations / Editing / Book Publishing / Reviewing