Introducing... Haiku


This course is now FULLY BOOKED. Thank you for your interest.


UPDATE 19 March: Due to increased enquiries about this course, we will be running a parallel one.


UPDATE: 24th March The second class is now full, but please email us ( and ask to be put on a waiting list if you would like to take this course, and we will arrange to repeat it as soon as we can.


Please watch out for news of our COVID OUTREACH info on the website (there'll be a link on the homepage) as we are hoping to enable more people, such as those self-isolating alone, to take this gentle course. 


Start Date: Thursday 2nd April 2020 


End Date: Thursday 28th May 2020


Level: This course is designed to be gentle enough for complete beginners (at haiku, or at creative writing), but at the same time stimulating enough to introduce haiku as a new form to those who are already writing poetry or prose. It can also be used as a "warm-up" to our intermediate course. It's also a "back to what we first loved about haiku" for writers who need a reset. A highly pleasurable course to run, and we trust, take part in!


No of Assignments and Feedback: 3


Group Size:  up to 5. FULLY BOOKED


Course Description: Participants are sent introductory materials on the start date, which will include the first assignment briefing. We'll engage with haiku as a reader, using gentle and evocative prose exercises to expand our understanding of what these tiny haiku can do. As the course continues, we'll consciously encourage our own senses of observation, and learn to key in to moments and observations that inspire haiku. By the third and final assignment (or sooner if you are ready) we'll have built up to writing complete haiku poems. There'll be feedback from the tutor on the prose exercises, line exercises, and the complete poems, in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. By the end of the course you should have three poems, and an inspiring foundation on which to move forward with your writing. 


Full Cost: £95 (approximately US$118).


Early Bird Rate: £85 (approximately US$106), extended until Thursday 26th March 2020.



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Introducing... Haiku
85.00 GBP

A place on the Introducing... Haiku course. The early bird rate applies until Thursday 26th March 2020.


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