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Writing Haiku & Renga Poetry

Tutor: Subhadassi
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: Sunday 11 June 2017

  • Explore the essentials of poetry through haiku and renga
  • Perfect for beginners and seasoned writers, this workshop is suitable for all levels. 

What does this workshop cover?

This session is for anybody who wants a bite-sized introduction to writing – and thinking - like a poet, as well as those more experienced. And how better to do it but with the short Japanese haiku form which gently leads the writer to the work? Renga is the extension of this: a longer poem is forged from verses written individually and then selected in the round. It’s a fascinating reflective journey and is guaranteed to leave you inspired, challenged and full of warmth for your peers and the world around you.

We’ll start by exploring haiku - both through reading them, and writing our own. Then we’ll move onto renga - writing together in a group to make a chain of haiku-like poems.  Through writing renga, we develop a deeper awareness - of ourselves, of others, and of our surroundings - as well as getting to grips with writing poetry.

About the tutor

Subhadassi has facilitated renga workshops for over ten years, in a variety of locations, from the wilds of Northumberland to the centre of Tokyo.

He has worked as a freelance writer and teacher for over fifteen years, during which time he has received a number of awards, and undertaken various residencies and commissions. The title poem of his first full-length poetry collection 'peeled', published by ARC, received a Special Commendation in the Forward Prize for Poetry. He has taught across primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education, and has run courses, classes and retreats in meditation both in the UK
and abroad for over 20 years. He is currently
the chair of Brighton Buddhist Centre.

To find out more, visit www.subhadassi.com