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Jumpstart January: Haiku Writing Workshop with Kristen Lindquist

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

There’s no better time to learn a new creative practice than the start of a new year, especially when we’re all stuck inside because of COVID-19 and cold weather! Join poet Kristen Lindquist for this free haiku writing class hosted by the library on Zoom. EMAIL jpierce@librarycamden.org TO REGISTER AND REQUEST A LINK TO ATTEND. This program is part of our Jumpstart January Series (see below for links to our other Jumpstart January programs).

Originating in Japan over 500 years ago, the haiku is now the world’s most popular poetic form, written in many languages and shared internationally in journals, books, and online forums. Anyone can learn to write this deceptively simple poem—it’s just three short, unrhymed lines—but it can take a lifetime to master. Writing haiku is also a great way to develop mindfulness of the world around us. In this introductory workshop you’ll learn a brief history of this intriguing form, as well as what makes a haiku poem (spoiler alert: it’s not syllables!) and how to start writing your own.

Kristen Lindquist, of Camden, has three published books of poetry. Her poems—including dozens of haiku—have been featured in many literary anthologies and journals. She has taught a number of haiku workshops around the state. 

Jumpstart January Program Series:
Tuesday, January 5, at 4 pm: Simple Sewing Machine Projects With Librarian Amy Hand

Thursday, January 7, at 6 pm: “Postcarding as a Verb” With Artist Robinsunne

Friday, January 22, at 1 pm: Haiku Writing Workshop With Poet Kristen Lindquist

Thursday, January 26, at 6 pm: “The Science of Extreme Candy: A Tasty Learning Event” With Programs Coordinator Julia Pierce

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Camden, ME 04843 United States
207-236-3440