Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival join us to write and recite poetry in a stylised garden Haiku in a Japanese Garden – a creative writing walkshop Meet outside the ‘Cafe on the Rye’. SE15 3UA (within Peckham Rye Park).
Haiku on the Rye
Walk, talk, recite, write haiku
Foot powered poems
Free form walk in which you get to write and inspire others to write haiku. With the option to have them printed and published in a zine – as an anthology from the walkshop.
We are off to Peckham Rye that hosts not only an arboretum and beautiful sensory garden, but highly pertinent, one of London’s few publicly accessible Japanese Gardens.
Haiku, the 3-line short form poem most associated with Japanese culture, are an amusing challenge to write and recite. Haiku can be read on two levels: literal and symbolic, so a simple description of a scene qualifies as much as a symbolic interpretation. You will learn the art of Japanese Haiku style writing using descriptive words with trees and nature as your influence. Suitable for complete novices or expert poets, the Haiku in a Japanese Garden walkshop will inspire you to compose and recite haiku.
Walk with us composing haiku, through one of London’s most varied parks and having fun capturing London’s woodland heritage in just 3 lines and 17 syllables.
We will be writing haiku
inspired by woodland
We are crowdfunding to raise money to keep ticket prices low for events during the Urban Tree Festival – our crowdfunding campaign runs until the 1 May – and you can secure a ticket for this event by pledging £10 to our our crowdfunder campaign. This not only secures you a ticket but also brings in a further £10 as Trees for Cities are match funding every pledge until we meet our target of £1,500. If you make a pledge and select a specific ticket, we will acknowledge it so you won’t need to buy a ticket after 1 May. If booking after 1 May please purchase tickets from here (booking fees apply).