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.

Details of Meetings

We meet in The Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide. See program below for details and dates.
Meetings run from 12.30 to 2.30 pm. Ginko times may be different. 

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A haiku learning workshop for beginners is scheduled for Saturday 28 January. This will be run  by Julia Wakefield at the Box Factory. Watch for more details.

The regular Bindii bi-monthly program of meetings for members will continue in 2017.

Saturday 4 February: as a follow up to her January haiku workshop, Julia Wakefield will lead a meeting concentrating on the workshop of haiku.

Saturday 1 April: Ginko in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens led by Lee Bentley. Meet at 11 a.m. at the Botanic Gardens cafĂ© near the central lake. A ginko is a haiku walk.

Saturday 3 June: What Makes a Tanka Work? Workshop by Lynette Arden and Dawn Colsey.

Saturday 5 August: Haibun Workshop led by Maeve Archibald.

Saturday 7 October: Follow up Haibun Workshop led by Maeve Archibald

Saturday 2 December: end of year celebration.

Some of our favoured meeting activities include:

presentations about specific genres of Japanese poetry: from time to time we hold workshops dealing with haiku, tanka, haibun, haiga, rengay and renku.
workshop of members' work.
kukai: using a method of making the work anonymous by copying we then each share our favourite poems of those presented.
ginko: members walk in a selected venue (sometimes in a garden, or just take a walk in the streets during the meeting) to either take notes and photos or drawings which will lead to the composition of poetry.