Sakura Days Japan Fair, Vancouver | April 13-14, 2024

Join me at the Sakura Days Japan Fair in Vancouver this April for a two-day celebration of Japanese art, culture, food, and more! I will be hosting a 30-minute haiku workshop at 1PM during the festivities at the Experience Japan Tent, and performing two spoken-word pieces of my haiku from the Floral stage (situated by the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Center) on Saturday, one at 11:50AM and the second at 2PM. 

Here's the official write-up of the workshop: Join Vancouver-Island-based poet, Sophia Conway, as she leads an interactive workshop introducing the ancient Japanese poetry form of traditional haiku. Hear the poetry of the old Haiku Masters; Bashō, Buson, Issa, and Shiki, and practice writing your own! This is a fun and introductory class for all ages.

More information about the event itself here! 

Workshop Resources

Haiku Society of America

British Haiku Society

Haiku Canada

Irish Haiku Society

Australian Haiku Society

African Haiku Network

The Haiku Foundation

Haiku International Association 

About Haiku [The Poetry Foundation]

About Haiku [The Academy of American Poets]

The Haiku Masters [World-in-Words]

Recommended reading on Haiku [Graceguts]