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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Haiku lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 27 @ Japanese Embassy
Discover how haiku has transcended culture and language to become one of the most popular forms of poetry in the world!
Award-winning haiku poet Abigail Friedman will present her internationally acclaimed lecture, Reading Haiku Beyond Borders. After her lecture, haiku poet Roberta Beary and co-founder of the World Haiku Association Jim Kacian will join us for a special discussion about the international appeal of haiku.
Come for an engaging lecture, open Q&A session, and official announcement as we gear up for the Embassy of Japan's annual haiku contest!
ABIGAIL FRIEDMAN, AUTHOR OF THE HAIKU APPRENTICE
A retired U.S. diplomat and accomplished, award-winning haiku poet, Abigail Friedmanis most recognized for her books, I Wait for the Moonand The Haiku Apprentice. Her haiku, haibun, and writings on haiku have been featured in poetry publications in North America, Europe, and Asia.
ROBERTA BEARY, AUTHOR OF THE UNWORN NECKLACE
Honored throughout North America, Europe, and Asia for her innovative and unconventional hybrid of haiku and senryu, Roberta Beary's book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace was selected as a William Carlos Williams Book Award finalist and Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award winner.
JIM KACIAN, CO-FOUNDER OF THE WORLD HAIKU ASSOCIATION
Founder of Red Moon Press, the largest publisher of haiku and haiku-related books outside of Japan, Jim Kacianhas written 14 books dedicated to haiku or haiku-related genres. He is co-founder of the World Haiku Association and founder and president of The Haiku Foundation.