Haiku Workshop : Capturing Moments in Nature

From: The Mystic and Noank Library
March 25, 2023

Do you have a favorite season?  Can you think of a moment that reflects everything you love about that time of year?  The snow gently falling. A flower blossoming. The leaves bursting with color. Join poet Jennifer Y. Montgomery on a journey through the history of haiku and other forms of Japanese micro poetry.  From frogs to Zen meditation to clandestine feudal love letters.  She’ll then guide us through the basics of writing and illustrating haiku.  It’s much more than just counting lines and syllables; each haiku captures a season and a single moment in nature.  Think about your favorite season and come prepared to write your own haiku.  


Jennifer Y. Montgomery is a writer, artist, storyteller, attorney, and pie baker who lives in Connecticut with her daughter.  Her poems have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Enclave, Haiku Journal, 50 Haiku, Failed Haiku, Red Weather, and elsewhere.  Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Hinterland. She has told many stories on stage and has been featured on the Mouth storytelling podcast.  She believes that truth is stranger than fiction and authenticity is the highest art form.

Registration is required to attend this in-person workshop. We will meet in the Ames Room of the Library. Attendance is limited.

Contact us by phone during our operating hours at 860-536-7721. View the Library catalog on our website www.mysticnoanklibrary.org to place holds on materials or to sign up for programming. 

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