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Monday 8 November 2021

ONLINE WORKSHOP - How to Teach Haiku, with Paul Conneally

ONLINE WORKSHOP - How to Teach Haiku, with Paul Conneally

Join us on Tuesday 7 December for a special online workshop, focusing on how to teach haiku with haiku poet Paul Conneally. Paul will introduce this short-form of poetry and give practical guidance for teaching haiku - both inside and outside the classroom.

ONLINE WORKSHOP - How to Teach Haiku, with Paul Conneally
Tuesday 7 December 2021 / 4:00pm – 5:00pm (GMT) including Q&A
Free - Booking essential

Book online here

To celebrate the recent launch of the JAL Foundation 17th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2021-2022, the Japan Society is hosting a special online workshop, focusing on how to teach haiku.

Haiku are sometimes thought of only as poems with 7-5-7 syllables - but they are so much more! Writing haiku is a great way to foster creativity and get young people excited about poetry as they take inspiration from the world around them. 

This workshop will specifically focus on how to teach haiku to children and young people; join haiku poet Paul Conneally as he introduces this short-form of poetry and shares his advice and gives practical guidance for teaching haiku - both inside and outside the classroom.

Following the workshop we hope attendees will feel inspired to facilitate their own haiku sessions and submit entries to the JAL Foundation 17th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2021-2022.


Paul Conneally is an internationally acclaimed haiku poet and artist. He has led numerous workshops for children and adults in museums, schools, galleries and in his favourite place - ‘outdoors’. He has had the pleasure of leading the judging panel of the JAL Haiku Competition for a number of years and is looking forward to working ‘online’ with you!