A 12th Annual Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival

What is a haiku? How do I write one? Join Yaddyra Peralta, a poet and writer, in this hands-on workshop. Participants learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of haiku and haibun, which is a combination of prose and haiku. Haibun has often been used as a means to chronicle autobiographical experiences or to detail observations seen during travels. Learn about the history of the haibun and various examples, with a focus on the work of haiku master Issa Kobayashi whose work is known both for its humanism and its sense of humor. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to head to Morikami’s beautiful gardens to generate their own haiku and haibun. This workshop is provided in collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org

Thursday, January 10, 2019

TIME: 11am-1:00pm*
PRICE: FREE with paid museum admission**
LOCATION: Morikami Theater

*Theater will be open 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop (approximately 10:45am). 

**Reservations are only required for all groups of 10 or more. Individual reservations are not necessary

Suggested materials: (If you want to take notes) Writing implement (pencil or pen) and paper.


Yaddyra Peralta’s works have appeared in Sliver of Stone, 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 Miami Beach, Florida and one of six Helen M. Salzberg Artists-in-Residence at Florida Atlantic University’s Jaffe Center for the Book Arts where she collaborated on the book Conversation, Too.