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Write Here: Writers Writing - Welcome to Haiku Workshop

Saturday, August 11

Do you Haiku? Our world is full of wonders, and one of the many ways to record these wonders is through haiku. In this workshop, we will briefly cover the history of haiku in Japan and the evolution of haiku in English. Our focus will be on contemporary English language haiku and how to write it. No syllable-counting necessary! Tanya McDonald is known for her love of birds, bright colors, and books. Over a hundred of her haiku have been published in various haiku journals, and she has co-edited several anthologies, including No Longer Strangers, the Haiku Northwest 25th Anniversary Anthology. In 2014, she was one of four featured readers at the 25th Annual Two Autumns Reading in San Francisco. She is the moon half of Seven Suns/ Seven Moons, a quirky, haiku-esque collaboration with Michael Dylan Welch, which was published in 2016. An active member of Haiku Northwest since 2008, she is currently the group's vice-president. Her haiku workshop venues have included the Seattle Japanese Garden, an anime/manga convention, and a clothing boutique. A native Oregonian, she currently resides near Seattle, Washington.

Location:East Bend Public Library
62080 Dean Swift Rd, Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 312-1063
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