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Haiku competition to let poetic imagination run wild
Send in a haiku,
Have a chance to see your work,
Displayed in the town.
Budding young poets will have a chance to write a haiku poem that, if chosen, will go on display in the Bentalls store and in Kingston’s streets.
Robin Hutchinson, the man behind the Community Brain, will be launching the new Haiku Hopes project around primary schools in the area.
He said: “Haiku is a very engaging form of writing, allowing people to let their imagination run wild. Because they are short almost everyone can join in.”
Young people are being encouraged to write about their hopes and dreams in a haiku – a traditional Japanese form of poem in three lines of five, seven and five syllables long.
Ten workshops will be held at Kingston primary schools, run by writer Stuart Bird. For older kids and adults there will be workshops at the Bentalls store.
The best 50 poems will be displayed on Bentalls’ shop floor and in the streets of Kingston.
The Kingston Connections project aims to inspire young people to be more creative. Four partners have collaborated to promote storytelling around the borough.
Mr Hutchinson said: “We really want to enthuse people to become engaged with the idea and help them to develop their own personal stories.”
To find out more visit kingston connections.co.uk or email info@ kingstonconnections.co.uk.
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