Present: Maeve Archibald, Lesley Charlesworth, Veronica Shanks, Athena Zaknic, Lyn Arden, Belinda Broughton, Helen Pryor, Jill Gower, Rosemary Davidson, Judith Ahmed, Dawn Colsey, Rachael Mead, Margaret Rawlinson.

Apologies: Pam Brow, Robin Sinclair, Marilyn Linn, Alex Ask, Belinda Broughton, Margaret Fensom, Noela Maletz.

General Business:
Bindii reading at the State Library of South Australia. 5.30 pm on Wed 16th March. The event is the first of the series of monthly readings at the Treasures Wall in the library organized by Friendly St poets for 2011. The work of 16 of our poets is represented. Readers: Jill Gower, Athena Zaknic, Maeve Archibald, Dawn Colsey, Belinda Broughton, Lyn Arden. Belinda and Lyn will also perform some gong music to accompany the readings and Athena will sing some of her works and that of Judith Ahmed. Flyer for the event has been emailed to members.

19 March and 2 April meeting: Maeve Archibald will continue her workshop on writing haibun Anyone who has not contacted Maeve will need to contact her to register for the last two sessions.

7 May meeting: Alex Ask has agreed to run the meeting.

4 June meeting: Lyn Arden will run a workshop on writing Renku, the collaborative form(s) of Japanese poetry that has seen a resurgence in the Western World in recent years. One can write Renku by meeting together or by email. It is hoped that more members will want to try the form(s) after the workshop. Renku come in many sizes and there are a number of rules (guidelines), so it does represent a learning curve.

Haibun Workshop: At today’s meeting Maeve Archibald presented the first of her informative and stimulating workshops on writing haibun. There was much enthusiasm among members.
The meeting finished at 12.45 pm and at 1 pm a rehearsal for the State Library readings was held.

Lynette Arden