Poetry Workshop: The Haibun Journey: A Narrative of Insight and Discovery

Originated in 17th-century travel journals, the haibun is a traditional Japanese literary form that combines prose and haiku. Today, the form can be an ideal way to capture epiphanies and discoveries regardless of circumstance, ordinary or extraordinary.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the traditional and contemporary use of the form, through the reading of various examples, and learn various techniques for writing successful haibun.

2023-2024 Schedule


  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


  • Saturday, April 27, 2024


  • $35


  • Kamiya Room in the main museum building

Suggested materials:

  • Writing implement (pencil or pen) and paper to write your own haiku or just take notes.

Meet Your Instructor

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.

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