Present: Lynette Arden, Margaret Fensom, Athena Zaknic, Roger Higgins, Meirwen Whewell.
Apologies: Lee Bentley, Julia Wakefield, Sara Abend-Sims, Dawn Colsey, Jill Gower.
The meeting started at 12.30 pm. We welcomed new member Meirwen Whewell, who brought an elegant, illustrated book of traditional Japanese haiku to the meeting. This was Meirwen’s first attempt at writing haiku.
Workshop: A few basic techniques for writing haiku (led by Lynette Arden)
1. The workshop started with a reading of some of Janice Bostok’s haiku from her online resource: http://members.dodo.com.au/janbos/haiku.html
We read the haiku one by one around the circle and then commented individually on the haiku, discussing their meaning and impact.
2. Four techniques from Jane Reichhold were discussed.