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
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
Read, discuss and write Haibun and Tanka forms of poetry. With poet Mimi White.
5:30 – 6:30 Visual Art Presentations
See demonstrations of two traditional Japanese visual art forms. Discuss poetry broadsides.
7:00 – 8:00 Renga / Wrap-Up
Read, discuss and write Renga form of poetry. Wrap up the day. With poet Mark DeCarteret.