On February 25, Jacquie Pearce will give a Haiku Secrets workshop at Historic Joy Kogawa House. In the workshop, Jacquie will teach people about writing haiku (including debunking the idea that a haiku poem needs to be 5-7-5 syllables long and exploring some of the other characteristics that make a good haiku) and will invite participants to decorate a koi scale with haiku that they write during the workshop. Jacquie has had several haiku receive recognition in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival international haiku contest, including Best Vancouver haiku in 2015.
The workshop will run from 1 – 2:30 pm, February 25, 2017, at Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver. The workshop will be followed by koinobori decorating from 3 – 4:30 pm. To attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (admission by donation).
Jacquie’s novel The Reunion (historical fiction for ages 8-10) indirectly connected her with Historic Joy Kogawa House. The novel is about children affected by the WW II internment of Japanese-Canadians, and the house is the former home of Japanese-Canadian author, Joy Kogawa, who lived there with her family before being sent to an internment camp in the BC interior.
Jacquie will be a partnering writer at Historic Joy Kogawa House in February and March 2017 and will be in residence there in July.
— Jacquie Pearce