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Haiku Creativity with Emiko
On Saturday, May 22nd, from 1-4pm, in partnership with Haiku Canada and the McGill Centre for Continuing Education, the Quebec Writers' Federation is offering a Haiku Creativity workshop with visiting Japanese poet Emiko Miyashita. While sipping green tea and enjoying traditional Japanese sweets, you will learn about the world's shortest poem. Miyashita, who writes in both Japanese and English, will give a brief introduction to the origins of the form, then guide you in writing your own haiku. For writers in any genre, this three-line, Zen-inspired poem will sharpen your focus and prove that when it comes to words, less is definitely more.
Miyashita was born in Fukushima, Japan and currently resides in Kawasaki. A graduate of Doshisha University in Kyoto, she began writing haiku in 1993. She has given workshops at conferences in Canada, the U.K, the U.S. and India. An award winning translator of 10 books, she has published two collections of her own haiku.

slipping ahead
of the sky blue Porsche
the coolness

from the Russian window
ears of a cat

Space in this workshop is limited. Cost $35 and includes green tea and sweets. To register, contact the QWF office at 514-933-0878 or