Haiku on the Rye

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Date(s) - 28/05/2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cafe on the Rye

In celebration of trees and woodland, we are supporting London Tree Week (27 May – 4 June, 2017), with the help of the Woodland Trust.

Dawn Redwood in the Japanese Garden on Peckham Rye

Haiku on the Rye – a creative writing walkshop Sunday 28 May 11.00am-12.30pm Meet outside the ‘Cafe on the Rye’. SE15 3UA (within Peckham Rye Park).

  • Haiku on the Rye
  • Walk, talk, recite, write haiku
  • Foot powered poems

Free form walk in which you get to write and inspire others to write haiku.  With the option to have them printed and published in a zine – as an anthology from the walkshop.

Click here to download the zine anthology of haiku inspired on this event – print it on 2 sides of one piece of A4 paper. There’s a handy crib sheet with instructions on how to fold and cut your zine download this handy crib sheet.

We set off to Peckham Rye that hosts not only an arboretum and beautiful sensory garden, but highly pertinent, one of London’s few publicly accessible Japanese Gardens.

Haiku, the 3-line short form poem most associated with Japanese culture, are an amusing challenge to write and recite. Haiku can be read on two levels: literal and symbolic, so a simple description of a scene qualifies as much as a symbolic interpretation. You will learn the art of Japaneese Haiku style writing using descriptive words with trees and nature as your influence. Suitable for complete novices or expert poets, the Haiku on the Rye walkshop will inspire you to compose and recite haiku.

Walk with us composing haiku, through one of London’s most varied parks and having fun capturing London’s woodland heritage in just 3 lines and 17 syllables.

  • All London Tree Week
  • We will be writing haiku
  • inspired by woodland

Suitable for adults or families with children 12 years and upwards. The event is free – booking essential.  This free walkshop has been made possible by the support of the Woodland Trust, find out other events they are supporting in London Tree Week.

Intrigued by haiku and want to find out more?  Last year we ran a series of haiku composing and reciting walkshops on the First Thursday of each month – take a peek here.

Fancy another haiku writing walkshop?  then why not try Haiku Woods

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