Find a Season in the Words: Haiku Workshop for Beginners

Date & Time
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM (PT)



Haiku is a type of short poetry that depicts a sense of the season in just three-lines with 5-7-5 syllables or less. This online autumn haiku workshop will explore the basics of writing a haiku in English as we explore the current season; the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings of autumn.  We will also discuss how looking at the world through haiku eyes can enrich our daily lives.  

During this workshop, participants will also have an opportunity to virtually visit Suiho-En, the Donald Tillman Japanese Garden via video screening. You will have a glimpse of the autumn season to inspire your haiku writing.  Afterward, you will write your own haiku. If you would like to do so, you will be able to share it during the workshop and receive feedback from the instructor.  

Please note the workshop will take place via Zoom meeting.  The content of this workshop is focused on beginners and space is limited to 70 participants. 

About the instructor:

Deborah P Kolodji is the California regional coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. Her book of haiku, Highway of Sleeping Towns, from Shabda Press, was awarded a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award from The Haiku Foundation. 




This program is presented in collaboration with Suiho-En, the Donald Tillman Japanese Garden.