Wed Aug 12, 2020
1:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Come Create! Workshop Day is offered by Portsmouth Poet Laureate Tammi Truax. Learn traditional Japanese poetry and art forms from local writers and artists. This program is co-sponsored by the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, as part of a project of building a bridge to Japan. Come to one or all four events on the day! Open to adults and kids ages 10+.

Registration required. The link to connect via Zoom will be sent by email the day before the workshop.

1:30 – 3:30 Introduction / Haiku and Senryu
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Learn about the Bridge to Japan project. Read, discuss and write Haiku and Senryu forms of poetry. With educator Misako Moore.

4:00 – 5:00 Haibun and Tanka
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Read, discuss and write Haibun and Tanka forms of poetry. With poet Mimi White.

5:30 – 6:30 Visual Art Presentations
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See demonstrations of two traditional Japanese visual art forms. Discuss poetry broadsides.

7:00 – 8:00 Renga / Wrap-Up
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Read, discuss and write Renga form of poetry. Wrap up the day. With poet Mark DeCarteret.

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