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Haiku Workshops

Norman Morrissey, who has read Off-the-Wall, is workshopping haiku at Jim Phelp's home - 44 Second Avenue, Fish Hoek - on Saturday February 13 between 9am and noon (4 places available), and a second session (fully booked) in the afternoon. The three hour workshop costs R300. Don't miss this opportunity to inspire your writing. I believe there'll be a get-together in the evening, which I'm hoping to attend myself.

Norman writes:

The format is a three hour, very practical chance for folk to write and test haiku. I will start with a very non-technical rap about the haiku, with reading some of my own attempts and some bits from the haiku tradition, to set the genre as an atmosphere of possibilities and intents. This would take about 45 minutes, then a break for refreshments - which I would ask people to bring to their own tastes. Then, I will get people working, go about and talk with each victim about what they've written, and set up a session on a specific object as subject. After the same spell of time to write, and having individual guidance, I'll encourge the participants to read what they've written on the common topic, so I can explore the unique sujectivities of space each attempt will reveal.

As a condition of the workshops, each person then has my email so I can offer mentoring ad infinitum without any charge.

Bookings can be made through Norman on [email protected].