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Children's workshop, State Library of Queensland, Joe Ruckli 2023

How to haiku

Recommended ages 8 – 12 

Join author Dannika Patterson for an adventure into the art of haiku poetry. 

Using Dannika's book SeaSpray17: Ocean Photography and Haiku Poetry as a point of reference, you'll be inspired to create your own haiku in this highly interactive workshop. Using a mix of photographs, sensory prompts and collected stimuli from nature, you'll tune into your senses to practise the art of haiku: capturing a moment in time in poetic form.  

Presented in collaboration with Queensland Writers Centre, as part of Brisbane Children’s Writers Festival 2023

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Places are limited and tickets sell fast, so be quick to book!  

Before you book  

  • Each child will need to purchase a ticket as spaces are limited. 

  • This is a drop-off style program. Adults can collect their children at the completion of the workshop. 

Holiday fun discount 
Receive 10% off all in-store purchases at the Library Shop and Cafe during the Holiday fun period (16 September – 2 October). Simply mention ‘holiday fun’ at the checkout. 

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  • Price

    $20 per child.

    Bookings required

  • Location

    Meeting Room 1B

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Young People and Families

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