The upcoming 啓蟄 kēchitsu “Awakening of Insects” haiku class will focus on bringing your “snapshots” alive – those moments that happen every day that go unnoticed due to the demands of life. Join us on this Path to awaken and return to the beginner’s mind where everything is fresh, new, and possible.
Each class in this series will be an hour and a half. The class dates are:
3/7, 3/14, and 3/21
Please bring a notebook and writing instrument. Students will be given handouts and access to a class Dropbox to turn in for feedback.
- Week 1: Introduction, expectations, “What is a Haiku?”, and assignments for 1st week
- Week 2: Feedback and discussion, history, more “What is a Haiku”, and new assignments
- Week 3: Possible Guest lecturer, Feedback and discussion, current(ish) authors, new assignments. Final critiques, “Where can I publish?”
There is a $20 suggested donation for these sessions.
Sensei Seiyo is the leader of the Chicago Keikokai of Meifu Shinkage Ryu style of Japanese Weapons at Japanese Culture Center – 日本文化会館, Haiku Evangelist for the Haiku Society of America, member of the British Haiku Society, and contributor to the International Haiku Association and lay Buddhist chaplain at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital.
*Once you register, you will receive an Eventbrite confirmation email which will include a “View Now” button that will take you to the Zoom link to join. Please reach out if you do not receive this email or have trouble accessing the Zoom link.
**Registration will close one hour prior to the class.