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This hour-long presentation is a hybrid lecture, poetry performance, and writing workshop appropriate for all ages. Participants will consider environment and space through the study of haiku. Dr. Adam Henze will begin the session by performing haiku by traditional Japanese poets, contemporary American writers, and notable Hoosiers. In between flurries of little poems, Dr. Henze will share theories and strategies for using writing to consider our relationship to mother earth. Participants will then write their own haiku in an interactive workshop, and if they are brave–the session will end with a fun and exciting competitive activity called the haiku deathmatch!
Please note that this event is being held offsite from the library at the Hotel Indigo, Columbus. No pre-registration is required.
Adam Henze is a researcher, educator, and spoken word artist, and has shared his work in over 30 states, as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Ireland, and the United Arab Emirates. He received a PhD in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education from Indiana University. Adam currently serves as Director of Literacy Programming at Flanner House in Indianapolis and regularly facilitates reading and creative writing courses at Ujamaa Community Bookstore and the Indiana Women’s Prison. Adam was named the Official Poet of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.