Haiku Walking Tours and Online Workshops in 2022

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 Programs, Everyone is welcome to join us no matter where you live.

This new project is aimed to build creative and resilient communities through haiku workshops; you can join one or all of activities, funded by Mississauga Arts Council’s MicroGrant Program through the support of RAMA Gaming House – Charitable Gaming at City of Mississauga.

You will have the opportunities to discover various artists and get connected, enjoy the diversity, dynamics and beauty of Mississauga and Nature, and create your own artistic work and learn how to edit. Selected work will be published in the eBook: Here and Now, Discover Mississauga and More.

The schedule of the project with links to details and each registration: (free)

June 25, 2022: Haiku walking tour at River Wood Garden

July 23, 2022: haiku walking tour at celebration square & art gallery of Mississauga

time: 2:00pm-4:00pm, We will meet inside Art Gallery of Mississauga. There are several tables setup with posters, books and materials. (Thanks Art Gallery of Mississauga for supporting)
Participants gather and Anna gives a brief instruction, then reads a few samples, then asks participants to take a walk inside the gallery or outside (Garden, fountains, Festival etc.) to observe and try to write haiku, then gather inside to share. You can keep what you have written, and use them for online haiku editing workshops.

Three Online Haiku Workshops + Editing (July 9, July 30, Aug 13)

each focus on different techniques, skills and writing exercises

Please feel free to join all of them. You are welcome to bring your own to share

eBook reading party with participants from the above workshops and special guests (Oct 6)

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

eBook Guest Editor: Hans Jongman. Hans has authored five books of Haibun, 3 book of haiku, was editor for an editor for Sweeping Leaves, an international haiku anthology (2000) 

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

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