Join us as we explore the history of Japanese poetry beyond the haiku and help you on your own journey into writing Japanese Poetry. This event is great for people interested in poetry and Japanese history and culture in this two-part event.
Japanese Poetry Writing Workshop
James P. Wagner will take us through the specific forms of Japanese poetry and covering their guidelines in depth. James will lead the audience in producing a "Renga" --a collaborative form of Japanese poetry written by multiple authors. Some of the Renga from these workshops have made it into publications.
Japanese Poetry History Panel
"Haiku and Beyond" covers an in-depth history of Japanese Poetry, it's evolution from Chinese influence to the modern day forms like the Haiku and offer a Q and A with the audience.