2014 Tanka Workshop


Workshop on Writing Responsive Tanka


On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, YTHS is pleased to offer its third one-day Tanka Workshop, at a location in the Monterey Bay area (Monterey Dunes). Joan Zimmerman and Patricia J. Machmiller will introduce some ways to write responsive tanka by writing a tanka in response to one written by someone else.


Phillip Kennedy will be our specially featured speaker; he will lead us into the literature through his presentation: “Traditional waka techniques (and what we can learn from them) Part 1: Makurakotoba.”


The workshop will include exercises that let you build on your skills. It will be supplemented by an optional small-group session for each participant.


Attendees are invited (but not required) to bring three of their own unpublished tanka for workshop exercises.


You will have opportunities to learn a lot and to write, read, and receive comments on your poems.


Suggested workshop donation (a fund-raiser for YTHS): $60.