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Discovering Haiku @ William Hall

Reading and writing haiku can help us slow down, be aware of the beauty of everyday life, and open the heart. If you ever thought there must be something more to haiku than 3 lines of 5/7/5, you were right! In honor of April Is Poetry Month, come explore modern English language haiku through reading, writing exercises, and discussion, with a special emphasis on the haiku of Jack Kerouac.  You can write haiku! Come join us.

Free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but you will receive email reminders about the event by registering. Use the form below or contact the library for assistance.

Co-host Thomas Terceira believes in the power of art, poetry, and music to build community. Thomas is currently the Education Coordinator of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. His collage art has been featured in several literary magazines such as Rattle, Glass Works, and Unlost Journal.

Co-host Ira Schaeffer is a former professor of English at the Community College of Rhode Island. His recent poetry has appeared in a variety of publications and his chapbook Summer Drowning was the winner of the 2014 Loft Chapbook Award. He was also the winner of the 2016 Galway Kinnell Poetry Prize. Ira has offered poetry readings throughout Rhode Island.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Zach Berger; 401-781-2450; zach@cranstonlibrary.org
Program Room
William Hall Library
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