Haiku Utsav 2013

The 4th edition of the Haiku Utsav will see the congregation of Haiku Indian poets in Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts in Pune.


23 & 24 February, Pune


Haiku is a Japanese art form that is more than 400 years old. Poetry, that seems to have fascinated both Rabindranath Tagore and Subramanya Bharathi, at the beginning of the last century.

This utsav is all about celebration of the coming together of different Haiku poets in India and is the 4th Utsav organised in India. Kala Ramesh, who has been the key organizer of Haiku Utsav, came into haiku in 2005. Her haiku, tanka, senryu, haibun and renku have appeared in leading e-zines and anthologies all over the world. Her poems have found a place in Haiku 21: an anthology of contemporary English-language haiku, December 2011, edited by Lee Gurga and Scott Metz.

Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts would be partly sponsoring the Haiku Utsav. Given that it’s a small fest the participants will have to cover travel, stay and food costs. There is no cost to participate at the event.

Come, discover Haiku! And bring out the poet in you.

Venue: ELTIS Symbiosis
Plot no. 419, Model Colony, Gokhale Cross Road,
Next to Atur Centre, Pune – 411 016
Dates: 23rd and 24th February 2013
Time: 9am to 6pm (please register 30 minutes prior to the first session)

The Schedule:

Time Slot 23rd Feb (Saturday)
9 – 10am The ‘hi’ session
10 – 12noon Looking through a magnifying glass – Masters Basho and Issa

Initiated by Angelee Deodhar & Kala Ramesh :: An open discussion forum

12 – 1pm Lunch (ELTIS cafeteria)
1 – 2.30pm Trying to crack this “new ku” led by Aditya Bahl :: An open discussion forum
2.30 – 3pm Tea
3 – 6pm Sharing haiku

Participants read their selected haiku, tanka & haibun poems. 10mins per poet

6 – 7pm Free time: Space to breathe, dream, think of more haiku
7.30pm Dinner at a restaurant
   
Schedule 24th Feb (Sunday)
6.30 am Ginko walk at Bhamburda Forest
9 – 10am Breakfast- Cafeteria (ELTIS Premises)
10 – 12 noon Haiku Bowl

Each poet will write a haiku without their name and drop it into a bowl. The poem would be work shopped! An open discussion forum

12 – 1pm Lunch – Cafeteria (ELTIS premises)
1 – 5pm Renku – collaborative poetry writing session

Junicho (a 12 verse renku trip) in two groups of 10

Moderated by Sabaki (lead poets) Rohini Gupta & Kala Ramesh

5 – 5.30pm Farewell and resolving to meet again!

For more details, contact:
Kala Ramesh: 98601 08443 / kalaramesh8@gmail.com


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