Over the summer, I was lucky enough to run a haiku competition for the charming folks at Wagamama to help with the launch of their new restaurant in Chelmsford. I had an amazing time, and you can read my full write up of the evening over on the British Haiku Society website, here! Huge thanks to the British Haiku Society for providing me with this awesome opportunity, and to Wagamama for being so welcoming and great to work with.
If you are interested in having haiku at your event, whether a workshop, competition, or talk about the poetic form, please do get in touch, I’d love to help out…
It’s a very exciting day today: my copy of this quarter’s British Haiku Society journal Blithe Spirit just arrived, and it contains my first official haiku publication! There are three poems by me on page 54, and it feels like a huge achievement even though they’re so few words each – but that is the art of haiku, after all.
I also have some other poetry publications in the pipeline, so watch this space…!
I’ve been on a bit of an adventure since I last posted, reporting on Sharjah International Book Fair in the UAE for BookBrunch! What an extraordinary place it was and I’m very grateful to Sharjah Book Authority and Midas Public Relations, London who showed me such overwhelming hospitality while I was there.
If you’re interested in the news from the Fair, check out these articles – including an interview with Ahmed bin Rakkad al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority: