Haiku/Zuihitsu Workshop
Thursday, January 12th, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach, FL 33446, (561) 495-0233

morikami-museum-and-japanese-gardensfJoin us for our 10th annual collaboration with Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

What is a haiku?  How do I write one?  In this workshop, participants will learn about haiku building and the Japanese literary form of zuihitsu. Often translated as “miscellaneous essay,” zuihitsu often consists of loosely connected pieces of prose and fragmented ideas of varied lengths that typically respond to the author’s surroundings. Join Yaddyra Peralta a poet and writer, in this hands-on workshop and learn to write your own original haiku and zuihitsu using our own Japanese garden as your inspiration.

YaddyraPerraltaThis workshop is taught by Yaddyra Peralta, a poet who teaches writing and literature at Broward College and Miami Dade College. Her poems have been published in Eight Miami Poets (Jai Alai Books) and Ghazals for James Foley(Hinchas Press). Her work has also appeared in PloughsharesJai AlaiAbe’s PennyTigertailThe New Poet, and Hinchas de Poesia. In 2013, she was a Visiting Writer at the Betsy Hotel’s Writer’s Room in South Miami Beach, Florida and one of six collaborative Helen M. Salzberg Artists-in-Residence at Florida Atlantic University’s Jaffe Center for the Book Arts where she contributed to the collaborative artists’ book Conversation, Too (Extra Virgin Press).  She is the Assistant Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University.

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Free with paid museum admission