The MV Haiku Club will begin meeting on Tuesday September 29th at 6 pm, with four zoom-based sessions led by Caroline Joy Adams and hosted by Vineyard Haven Library. Each session will have a specific theme, and participants will receive a helpful, explanatory PDF file ahead of time with suggested reading and writing assignments for the week’s meeting. To register or for more information, contact adult program coordinator Anne McDonough at email@example.com.
Caroline Joy Adams is the author of five books, including The Power to Write: Seven Keys to Discover Your Writer Within and her forthcoming title, Have Fun with Haiku. Caroline Joy Adams has been a college professor of Writing and Humanities for many years, and has also taught hundreds of creative writing workshops.
Her approach to Haiku is as a short form of poetic writing that has many variations and flexible guidelines, rather than strict rules or adherence to one rigid traditional form. As part of the MV Haiku Club you will be encouraged to write Haiku that ranges from the serious to the sublime, to the most imaginative and whimsical -- and no matter what you come up with, you are sure to be surprised and delighted by the direction your words will take you.
September 29 Haiku as Memoir: Theme—Water.
October 27 Haiku as Observation: Theme—Change.
November 24 Haiku as Tribute: Theme – Appreciation.
December 22 Haiku for the Holidays: Theme -- Celebration.