Launch of Haiku Bindii

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group launched the second issue of their Journal on 25 April 2015. Haiku Bindii Vol. 2 Willow Light was launched by poet Rob Walker.
See our Haiku Bindii page for purchase details.


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

December 2017 Bindii Meeting


Our end of year Bindii meeting will be held on Saturday December 2nd from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at the Box Factory.

Our final meeting will be held upstairs, in the tea-room (lift available for the mobility challenged or tired!) We will workshop our writing, before sharing some lunch. Please bring some food or drink to share; there is a fridge we can use. 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 7 October 2017

Our follow up haibun workshop presented by Maeve Archibald was an opportunity to share the haibun written from the prompts provided at our August workshop. Six members attended and read work on a variety of subjects that had stimulated their imagination. Helpful critique and suggestions followed each reading.

As a further follow up, Lee Bentley, liaising with Maeve, will intermittently email some writing stimulus ideas to members. It is hoped that this will provide some continuity between our bimonthly meetings.

Members are requested to think about the kind of program they would like in 2018 so this can be discussed further at the next meeting.

Lee will provide a separate report on the Bindii sponsored Langhorne Creek Haiku Competition for schools. Lee has just finished judging the entries for this year’s competition. The report will be posted as a separate item.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Haibun Workshop: October Meeting of Bindii

The October meeting, led by Maeve Archibald, will concentrate on haibun, and will be the second instalment of her two haibun workshops.
Maeve distributed a writing exercise to members and the resultant haibun will be workshopped at the October meeting.
The meeting starts at 12.30 and finishes at 2.30 pm on Saturday 7 October.
Maeve's suggestions for composing a haibun are included in the minutes of our August meeting at this location: https://haiku-bindii.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/report-on-bindii-japanese-genre-poetry.html#more


Enquiries about the meeting or the group: haikubindii@gmail.com

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Report on Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group meeting: 5 August 2017


On a very cold, windy day, with a threatening storm we were pleased to welcome seven members for the haibun workshop presented by Maeve Archibald at the Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide.

The workshop commenced at 12.30.

Maeve Archibald presented a detailed workshop, starting with an exploration of the varieties of haibun being written and then suggesting various ways of approaching the construction of a haibun. Maeve accompanied this with a succession of stimulus exercises. 

 
Maeve has supplied a detailed description of her haibun workshop. See below the report on the meeting.

 
Maeve will present the second instalment of her two haibun workshops at our next meeting on 7 October. Maeve distributed a writing exercise to members and the resultant haibun will be workshopped at the October meeting.

 
Lynette Arden gave a vote of thanks to Maeve for her comprehensive, thought provoking workshop.

 
The workshop finished at 2.30 pm.