The Art of the Moment: Haiku and Haibun

Sunday, October 22, 2017 • 9:00am-4:00pm

This specialized workshop offers you a day to detach from the distractions and stresses of everyday life to relax, reflect, and write using two ancient and time-honored forms of Japanese poetry: haiku and haibun.

Gather with like-minded creative writers in a beautiful space set in the woods of Bernardsville, New Jersey to:

  • Read, learn about, and write haiku and haibun (a haibun consists of one or more paragraphs of prose written in a concise, imagistic style, and one or more haiku — no prior knowledge is required).
  • Learn about incorporating prose and haiku to create haibun.
  • Participate in instructive and generative workshop sessions, as well as in personal writing time that includes lovely and peaceful natural settings.
  • Discover how writing haiku can inform and improve your longer poems.
  • Translate human and natural world relationships into intensely focused written language that is life-affirming, spontaneous, and unpretentious.

Fee for full day, various handouts, and nutritious lunch is $110.00.

Questions? Call 908-889-7223 • Email:

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Adele Kenny

Adele Kenny
Award-winning Poet, Author of 24 books
Poetry Editor of Tiferet Journal
Director, Carriage House Poetry Series