Introducing… Haiku Course with Call of the Page (asynchronous online)

  • Online
  • September 3
  • 16:00 - 17:00
Event Website

3rd September – 29th October 2024

Format: Not live (asynchronous). Participants work individually on written assignments and tutor feedback is sent to the group as a whole, for shared learning.

Level: This course is designed to be gentle enough for complete beginners (at haiku, or at creative writing), but at the same time stimulating enough to introduce haiku as a new form to those who are already writing poetry or prose. Or perhaps you already know about haiku, but want to ease into studying it more seriously. It can also be used as a haiku “warm-up” or for “back to what we first loved about haiku” for writers who would enjoy a reset. A highly pleasurable course to run, and we trust, take part in!

No. of Assignments and Feedback: 3

Group Size: up to 8

Course Description: Participants are sent introductory materials on the start date, which will include the first assignment briefing. We’ll engage with haiku as a reader, using gentle and evocative prose exercises to expand our understanding of what these tiny haiku can do. As the course continues, we’ll consciously encourage our own senses of observation, and learn to key in to moments and observations that inspire haiku. By the third and final assignment (or sooner if you are ready) we’ll have built up to writing complete haiku poems. There’ll be feedback from the tutors on the prose exercises, line exercises, and the complete poems, in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. By the end of the course you should have three poems, and an inspiring foundation on which to move forward with your writing.