Haiku in the Gardens
Rain or shine! We will meet on the deck of the Livermore Pavilion
to keep our paper dry.
Join us for a two-hour soiree on writing haiku: a fun and sensory invitation to fully immerse ourselves in nature’s delights. Find out how writing in the garden often lends an organic wisdom to our expressions.
We will gather and share exercises to heighten our senses and write together. Haiku writings of 17 syllables is our objective, but our intention is to write and to share how time can truly stand still when we are open and receptive to nature and pause to take notes.
Your guide, poet Jayne McPherson, will introduce traditional and modern haiku and offer exercises to open and engage the senses. Slowing down, making observations and writing from our personal experience in the moment will become the collage that draws out a line-by-line haiku.
For all ages, the simple yet focused act of writing haiku has benefits beyond the page, including an increased sense of meaning, satisfaction and pleasure in life. It also cultivates a deep appreciation and respect for the power of nature to contribute to our well-being.
Participants in our haiku soiree will leave with a new idea, and an original writing if not their own haiku, and with a sense of having connected to community who values time spent fostering gratitude.
Writing is rewarding but haiku writing is the toast of a soiree!
This free workshop has a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 22. This soiree is offered to all ages and children under 14 may sign up with an adult. Please bring pen and paper or your preferred writing supplies.