Patrick Pilarski

Haiku Workshop

Saturday February 1st, 2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Holy Trinity Anglican Church: 10037 – 84 Avenue
Cost is $20.00 for members; $35.00 for non-members
Maximum participants – 15
Please note – in situations of hardship we are happy to make fee exceptions.

Want to learn the fine art of haiku? On Saturday February 1st, 2014 the Edmonton Poetry Festival is offering a Haiku workshop for our members and friends.

In English language poetry the haiku is typically understood to be a short, three line poem comprised of a set number of syllables. Haiku, while brief, can be some of the most difficult poetry to compose. Learn how to create astounding poems with just a few words. What better time of year to tackle haiku than during the cold short days of February? Join us in creating bursts of fire!

Our Workshop Facilitator is Patrick Pilarski

Patrick M. Pilarski is the co-editor of DailyHaiku, an international journal of contemporary English-language haiku, and poetry editor for its sister publication DailyHaiga. He is the author of Huge Blue (Leaf Press, 2009; a full-length collection of haiku, senryu, tanka, and haibun) and two chapbooks. Patrick’s writing has appeared in journals and anthologies across North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, including The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, and Modern Haiku. He recently served as Vice President for the League of Canadian Poets, and is currently at work on a new collection of poems inspired by the people and landscapes of the Icelandic sagas.