World Jam: How to Write Zen

Sunday 8th May

3.30pm - 6pm

Beam Editions - Primary, 33 Seely Road, Nottingham, NG7 1NU

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A workshop that explores how to write urban haiku and how Zen meditation can make poetry out of anger, fear and hope.

Rich Goodson will lead a series of short meditations (don’t worry if you’ve never meditated before!). These will be the starting points for a series of writing exercises, first exploring the richness of Japanese haiku and encouraging participants to write their own ‘urban’ versions of the form. Then, after another short meditation, he will help participants to make original poems which express anger and fear. And finally – and most importantly – a group poem which expresses HOPE. The ‘Hope Poem’ will be performed at a future World Jam event.

Please note that this workshop starts at 4pm. Please arrive at 3.30pm.

(organised independently of NPF)



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