Lyn Arden conducted a workshop on haiku/senryu. The workshop touched on the origins of senryu, varying definitions of senryu, opinions about what might be called haiku or senryu, a look at examples of 19th and 20th century Japanese senryu and examples of senryu written in English by various authors. Members of the group then shared and workshopped some of their senryu.

Venue: Box Factory, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide
Time: 10.30 am to 1 pm.

Present: Lyn Arden, Maeve Archibald, Dawn Colsey, Athena Zaknic, Lee Bentley, Nigel Ford, Rachael Mead, Belinda Broughton.

October Challenge: Members selected items for display in the Showcase.

Launch of Haiku Bindii on 3 December 2011: discussion of provision of food, drink and other items, and organization of the event.

Box Factory Market: Seven readers have volunteered and others have volunteered to help with the stall. Details will be emailed to participants. Please arrive by 9.30. Our performance will be at 10.30 and run for 20 minutes.

Other business: copies of photos taken by Beverley George on 22 Sept, at the Adelaide Museum Café meeting with Bindii members were circulated. Thank you Beverley for sending these memories of a happy occasion.

Next Event: launch of Haiku Bindii 3 December 2011.

(SA Japanese Poetry Genres Group)
Lynette Arden