Ginko Walk: Spring Haiku
Terrace Tearooms (meeting point), Gate A
Royal Botanic Gardens
cnr Alexandra Ave and Anderson Street, South Yarra
T: 8344 7634
This event is part of the Japanese Australian Poetry Festival
Take part in a walk through the Botanical Gardens with an introduction to haiku and two haiku writing sessions run by poets Myron Lysenko and Takanori Hayakawa.
The Japanese Australian Poetry Festival is a cross-cultural week-long event celebrating poetry by the Japanese-Australian community and Japanese poetic influences in Australia.
The festival runs from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October across various venues and times. It includes poetry readings, a tea ceremony, discussions, a tanka performance with music, and a spring “ginko walk” where participants write haiku in the Botanic Gardens. All welcome and all events are free. Bookings are essential.
It is coordinated by Elizabeth Beaton and Grant Caldwell of Creative Writing, in the School of Culture and Communication, in collaboration with Jun Ohashi, Akihiro Ogawa and other Japanese Studies staff of the Asia Institute, at the University of Melbourne.
It is part of the Centenary of Japanese Language at the University of Melbourne.