Calling all writers (or non-writers, come to that) who would like a fun hour or so of trying the oldest continual form of poetry writing in the world - tanka.
These five-liners can contain anything including the kitchen sink.
Within their five lines you'll be able to express the universe. Not an idle promise.
The facilitator is Naomi Beth Wakan, who recently performed her book of tanka that she wrote with David Bateman ("pause").
Naomi has been short-listed for the position of First Poet Laureate of Nanaimo and is well-known for her two recent books of poetry (which include many tanka) "Sex After 70", and "And After 80" (available at Page's Marina).
Time: October 17th, 7-8 pm
Place: The Old Crow Restaurant, Gabriola
Cost: by donation
Hope you can make it.