Some examples of the work that can be produced during the courses being held throughout the spring at Royal Roads

Haiku … for you?

Internationally renowned haiku instructor opens sessions to the public

Terry Ann Carter is the author of four collections of lyric poetry and five chapbooks of haiku. Lighting the Global Lantern: A Teacher’s Guide for Writing Haiku and Related Literary Forms is found in many Canadian and American high school and college classrooms – certain selections have even been translated into Japanese.

In 2004, she participated in the Basho Festival, Ueno, Japan, and has given haiku and book making workshops at the Zen Festival in Montreal, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Word on the Street in Lethbridge, Alta., and the Words Aloud Poetry Festival in Durham, Ont.  She has presented haiku and book making workshops in France, Singapore, China, Malaysia, the Bahamas, Panama, the U.S. and Canada.

Carter is also the founder of Haiku Arbutus, a group of local haiku poets who meet seasonally at the Coast Collective Art Gallery in Metchosin, an instructor of Japanese literary forms and small book making at Royal Roads University, and is the president of Haiku Canada. She also teaches Japanese literary forms and small book making at Royal Roads University. Alongside haiku poet Carole MacRury, Carter will be hosting the Haiku Canada conference this coming May.

And now the public is invited to join her for a series of workshops at Royal Roads as part of the school’s Continuing Studies programming.

For $50, participants will spend an afternoon exploring haiku with Carter, learning interesting and innovative ways of delivering the form, such as integrating it into collage and making fold-books.

“In our busy lifestyles,” says Carter, “sometimes it is refreshing to take a workshop that brings poetry and creativity back into our lives. As a poet and a paper artist, I am interested in going ‘beyond’ the page. These workshops offer a respite and a pause in order to make art. I have examples of collaged pieces where haiku has been used as the text inside the work, and examples of small hand made books. I have given many of these workshops and I’m astounded at the results – they are always gorgeous. Some are ready to frame or give away as gifts.”

For dates and times of the upcoming classes, check out cstudies.royalroads.ca/courses.

mdavies@goldstreamgazette.com

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