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Haiku on the Hoosic Workshop Williamstown

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Haiku on the Hoosic

The haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Many English speakers write three lines, the first line being five syllables, the second seven, and the third five. This form is fine for the HooRWA project, but don’t feel limited. Many contemporary writers use a less rigid form. Typically, even these modern writers usually use three lines. Just try to create a brief impression of a river or watershed scene that moves you emotionally.

If you would like to learn more about this form of poetry we are offering a workshop on Wednesday, April 17, 6:00-7:00pm, Milne Public Library, 1095 Main Street, Williamstown, MA. Please register for this free workshop HERE.

The Hoosic River Watershed Association invites everyone in our communities to celebrate the Hoosic River by writing haiku inspired by the River and its surroundings. We will hang all the haiku for a week on the suspension bridge in back of TOURISTS, 915 State Road, North Adams, MA, on May 25th. The event will include music, refreshments, and readings.

This program is supported by HooRWA, TOURISTS, and by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.




Milne Public Library
1095 Main St
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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