Caroline Joy Adams has been a college professor of Writing and Humanities for many years, in both the Southwest and in New England, and has also taught hundreds of creative writing workshops, most recently in Maui, Hawaii, this winter. She loves to foster creative community in every way that she can, and in the fall of 2019, led a successful series of workshops in Newport, RI, as well as for the Woods Hole Public Library, and also taught an inspiring, well-attended Memoir Workshop at the Vineyard Haven Library.
She loves writing in all its many forms, and her approach to Haiku is as a short form of poetic writing that has many variations and flexible guidelines, rather than strict rules or adherence to one rigid traditional form. As part of the MV Haiku Club, then, you will be encouraged to write Haiku that ranges from the serious to the sublime, to the most imaginative and whimsical – and everything in between. And no matter what you come up with, you are sure to be surprised and delighted by the direction your words will take you, whether you are new to writing, or have been a serious writer for years.
These Zoom-based sessions, sponsored by the Vineyard Haven Public Library, will each have a specific theme, and participants will receive a helpful, explanatory PDF file ahead of time with suggested reading and writing assignments for the week’s meeting.
Sept. 29 - Haiku as Memoir: Theme—Water
Oct. 27 - Haiku as Observation: Theme—Change
Nov. 24 - Haiku as Tribute: Theme – Appreciation
Dec. 22 - Haiku for the Holidays: Theme -- Celebration.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568