Katrina will be running a one-day Japanese poetry workshop in London on Sat 9 June.
In this one-day workshop, for the Poetry School, Katrina Naomi will offer a range of writing exercises based on both contemporary Japanese poetry and traditional Japanese forms. We will read and respond to poetry from the 8th to the 21st century, much of it written by women, looking at the work of Kobayashi Issa, Noriko Ibaragi and Hiromi Ito, amongst others. We will also experiment with collaborative ways of writing and try some basic translation work (no knowledge of Japanese is required). Come prepared to read widely, to be inspired and to write loads.
Saturday 9 June. 10.30am – 4.30pm.
Katrina has recently returned from a six-week Arts Council-funded writing and research trip to Japan and interviewed several Japanese poets.