Bribie Island Ginko: Queensland - Matt Hetherington

Theme for Bribie Island Ginko: How observing details and writing haiku improves your craft

Location: Bribie Island Library, Moreton Bay

Address: 1 Welsby Parade, Bongaree

Ginko leader: Matt Hetherington

Date: Saturday, October 17

Time: 10.30 a.m – 4.30 p.m.

Bookings are essential for this seminar (with numbers strictly limited), but participation is free: places can be booked through -

Ginko presented by: Write Around Moreton Bay

Notes from the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s website (under a heading of Write Around Moreton Bay writers seminars):

“A 'ginko' is a Japanese word for a walk in a natural environment in which one writes poetry. Join poet, editor and educator Matt Hetherington as he takes you on a stroll around Bribie Island, showing you how observing details and writing the short-form poetry called ‘haiku’ can improve your craft. Whatever genre you write in, you will gain insight into the power of noticing what is most closely around you, and how the smallest things are often the most telling.”

Further information can also be gained through accessing the following link:

This opportunity is presented in partnership with Queensland Writers Centre.

Bio note:

Matt Hetherington has been writing poetry and haiku for over 25 years, and has been an editor and teacher of creative writing and editor for over a decade. He has published three collections of poetry, and his work has been widely anthologised. He was co-editor of the Australian section of the first "World Haiku Anthology", and has worked for the Australian Haiku Society for the last 15 years.