Haiku Festival Aotearoa: June 2012

Renowned writer and editor Jim Kacian heads the line up of tutors at next year’s Haiku Festival Aotearoa in Tauranga, New Zealand, from June 15-17.

Jim is coming out from the US especially to take two master classes at the festival, which also includes workshops on performing haiku, renku and haibun, and a visit to the Katikati Haiku Pathway.

Tauranga is situated on the east coast of the North Island and is a 2-hour 30-minute drive from Auckland Airport or a 20-minute flight. Visitors from Australia may also choose to fly into Hamilton, which is a 1-hour 15-minute drive from Tauranga.

The festival is designed as a residential event with accommodation and restaurant on site. For more information, and a registration form, please visit the festival website,