A two times double-assignment work-out for those who wish to create new short haibun... haiku or tanka poems set like gemstones into a short expanse of prose.
Start Date: Tuesday 1st March 2022
End Date: Tuesday 5th April 2022
Level: Participants should have some existing experience of writing haiku, but may be beginners, "improvers", or advanced, at haibun.
Group Size: up to 4 This course is now full. Thank you for your interest!
In this haibun course, over just two sessions, you will be invited to write a double-assignment of two short haibun each time (of up to 240 words each), resulting in four new haibun (or if you prefer, tanka prose, or a combination of these two forms) over the course. Optional prompts and approaches will be suggested for each assignment. With its double assignments over five weeks, this course is designed to help output your writing more intensively than our usual classes. Detailed written feedback is given by former haibun editor and Pushcart Prize-nominated haibun writer Alan Summers.
We have run this course with different assignment lengths, but the most popular form is a very short haibun with just one or two poems (hence the maximum 240 words) which has also enabled us to run this course a little more cheaply, concentrating on the length that people often most enjoy. There is a certain jewel-like quality to a short haibun!
As with most of our online courses, participants will be sent the feedback on all participants' work, as well as their own, in a shared learning experience.
Cost: £176.00 (approximately US$242).
Early bird rate £165 (approximately US$225) EARLY BIRD RATE EXTENDED
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Can I write my haibun with tanka instead of haiku, or mix them?
Yes, 'tanka prose', the cousin of haibun, is very welcome. We have even had people include both haiku and tanka in the same piece!
Is haibun non-fiction or fiction writing?
Traditionally haibun is non-fiction, but it also suits fiction and you are welcome to try this on the course.
I've done Haibun 2 x 2 with you before. Will the writing prompts be the same?
We have more than one set of prompts for this course, and they have been updated relatively recently. But please check with us if you want to make sure they are new to you! Many thanks.
I am a flash-fiction and/or flash non-fiction writer. Is the course suitable for me?
Yes, you will have a headstart with the prose, but will benefit more if you have some experience with haiku already too. We suggest investing in a one-to-one, or a separate haiku course with us, to help make the most of the medium.