FREE Youth & Family Interactive Online Workshop from ELAN

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The Great Summer Haiku Contest for Kids with Angela Leuck


First Prize: $100


Write a summer haiku about your neighbourhood and you might win a prize and get your poem published in Canada's national haiku journal! In our first session, award-winning poet Angela Leuck will teach you the 6 easy rules for writing the world's shortest poem--haiku--along with lots of examples to get you started. Then, you are invited to email your best haiku to Angela before the second session, during which the winning poems will be announced and discussed. Whether it's about fireflies or french fries, beaches or balconies, we're really looking forward to your haiku.

Target audience: 10 and up
Materials: Pencil, small writing journal to fit in your pocket
Part 1: Thursday, June 25 @ 11AM-12PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 2 @ 11AM-12PM


Angela Leuck is a poet specializing in haiku and related Japanese short forms. She is the author of seven poetry collections and editor of numerous anthologies. An experienced educator, she finds that people of all ages enjoy this easy-to-learn and engaging brief poem celebrating nature and the seasons.