The British Haiku Society

Category: Traditional Culture

What we do at HYPER JAPAN Online 2021

Writing haiku in English is becoming increasingly popular and the haiku writing community in the UK and internationally is steadily expanding; while at the same time, haiku is finding its place in mainstream English poetry.

In this free workshop learners will:
- explore the characteristics of good contemporary haiku and the techniques employed in writing them.
- have the opportunity to write contemporary haiku and then share and discuss the haiku they have written.
- learn about where to follow up the session by sending haiku for publication in haiku journals, magazines and online websites and how to become involved in local and national haiku activities.
For this workshop, you will need to write two haiku and send them in to the instructor in advance of the workshop.

Type: Free Haiku Workshop the British Haiku Society (BHS)
Date: 18th July 2021, Sunday
Time: 14:00 – 16:30 ( 2.5 hours)
Instructors: Iliyana Stoyanova and David Bingham from the British Haiku Society (BHS)
Precautions: Over 15 years old.

Show at HYPER JAPAN Online 2021

Sun 18 Jul


The British Haiku Society was founded in 1990. The BHS is pioneering the appreciation and writing of haiku in the UK, and has links also with similar organisations throughout the world. Currently there are around 320 members from all over the world: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.

The British Haiku Society promotes the appreciation and the writing of haiku, haibun, senryu, renku and tanka. We do this by: publishing haiku-related work in our journal, Blithe Spirit, and our regularly published haiku anthologies; organising conferences, tutorials and workshops; assisting teachers in schools and colleges; enabling the advancement of research and the public dissemination of the results of such research; and we also actively develop links with other organisations interested in haiku and related genres.

We are active in promoting the teaching of haiku in schools and colleges, and able to provide readers/course and workshop leaders/speakers for poetry groups, etc. We have also created a haiku teaching/learning kit for schools which could be found in the ‘Teaching Haiku‘ section on our website.