Erotic haiku; a gentle workshop.

Erotic haiku; a gentle workshop.

19syllablesConference Room 2

Brief history of the art form.
The respected and special place erotica (Shunga) holds in Japanese art.
The role of Haiku in the modern world, its resurgence, popularity and growth in the west, and how it is particularly suited to the internet and online life.
The rules, and feeling free to break them.
Some examples that I like and that I think are particularly successful.
Some less successful ones, and the reasons I feel they are not so powerful.
Some prompts. I will collect 5 and 7 syllable phrases for people to springboard from.
If the group's not too big, try to do a chain haiku when we each write from the previous person's haiku (traditional Japanese technique).

Sun 8:10 am - 12:00 am