Short Form Poetry: haiku, tanka, haibun. What’s it all about?

Short Form Poetry: haiku, tanka, haibun. What’s it all about?

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Short Form Poetry: Haiku, Tanka & Haibun. What’s It All About? - Sydney Course

Remote learning options now available

Discover how the short form poetry that originated in ancient Japan have evolved into writing genres that aid writers in their personal writing journey. You will learn about different forms of poetry including haiku, tanka, renku, haibun and haiga.

Through practical in-class and homework exercises, you will learn to write these poems in the company of fellow writers. During the course, you will share them through peer critique and discussion.

This course provides a great opportunity to learn about writing techniques and craft from an experienced facilitator and published writer.

Remote learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

Over six weekly sessions students will develop their short form poetry skills in the company of other writers.

Each session will include:

  • Information about poetry forms
  • Understanding of different forms of poetry, including haiku, tanka, renku, haibun and haiga
  • Writing exercises to develop creativity and skills
  • Sharing of student poems in the group
  • Group critique of students' writing pieces

Course Outcome

Over the term, students will:

  • Have the opportunity to obtain feedback from group members on their individual poems
  • Generate new poems from in-class exercises
  • Learn about writing techniques and craft from an experienced facilitator and published writer
  • Learn about a range of writing forms including haiku, tanka, renku, haibun and haiga

What to bring

Please bring:

  • pen
  • notebook

No textbook is required.

Prerequisite

The ability to read and write in English at an intermediate level or higher.

Prerequisite: Desirable

This course is suitable for enthusiastic writers who have already completed an introductory creative writing course, or equivalent.

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

The course will be held in a “roundtable” format where students are encouraged to participate in peer-group discussion and in-class writing exercises.

Remote learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.