BINDII MEETING November 6, 2010

(Box Factory, Regent Street, Adelaide)

Present: Alex Ask, Maeve Archibald, Athena Zaknic, Margaret Fensom, Margaret Rawlinson, Veronica Shanks.
Apologies: Lyn Arden, Dawn Colsey, Marilyn Linn.

We started our meeting by introducing two new members, Margaret Rawlinson and Veronica Shanks, who were informed during the Graham Nunn workshop on Thursday evening that Bindii would be meeting on November 6.

We discussed some of the fundamentals of Haiku (i.e. revering nature, fragment / phrase, kigo), which were discussed in detail by Graham Nunn on the Thursday evening and re-iterated here.

We then decided to spend 30 minutes outside the Box Factory writing several Haiku. We returned to the meeting room approximately 11.30am and then proceeded to place our newly written Haiku on the white board. All members provided input on how to improve the Haiku etc. We participated in two rounds of Haiku reviews for each member.

At the conclusion of the meeting, we were all excited at the progress we made during our meeting. We discussed the importance of spending some or all of the meeting outside writing Poetry, rather than being stuck in the room all meeting.

December Meeting: Box Factory: We await Lyn’s return to discuss the topic of the next meeting, however I recommend, based on our discussions, that we involve interaction with nature at some stage where we can write some Haiku or Tanka.

Next Year: Maeve explained that she would like to run a workshop over three sessions (two hours each session) on Haibun. We discussed the format of running it over two Bindii meetings with a session in between the monthly meetings. That is, she would run the three sessions over a month period. We can discuss when she will run the workshop during the December meeting.

The meeting concluded at 1pm.
Minutes taken by Alex Ask November 7, 2010