In conjunction with the exhibition Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton will facilitate a writing event on Sunday, October 6, 1–3 p.m. Inspired by the dynamic prints, participants will be encouraged to shape personal written responses in prose and poetry to Yoshitoshi’s art, assisted by examples of haiku and tanka. Haiku is a poetry of observation with indications of emotion: what the writer sees, hears, smells, tastes, or touches. With five lines, as opposed to three in haiku, tanka provides more room for expressing emotions.
MARILYN SHOEMAKER HAZELTON edits red lights, an international tanka journal, and is a past President of the Tanka Society of America. As a teaching artist rostered with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, she approaches writing as a path for empathy, understanding, and awareness. She is a recipient of the Allentown Arts Commission’s Arts Ovation Award. Her poetry and essays have appeared in diverse publications.
No knowledge of either poetic form is needed to participate. This writing experience is free and open to the public.
Free for all! No tickets required.