TIMELINE is a presentation on the creation of visual haibun through the use of personal memorabilia. Event ticket stubs/programs, school certificates, old letters, newspaper clippings and photographic images of relatives and friends (living and deceased) are examples of personal memorabilia. The importance of resonance in haibun will be stressed.
This will not be a presentation on how to write haibun. The presentation will be for experienced haibun writers who want to enhance either previously published haibun or unpublished haibun through the use of images of personal memorabilia. The presentation is open to all who wish to attend, including beginning haibun writers or those completely new to the genre.
TIMELINE will emphasize the interval from past to present through the use of personal memorabilia in visual haibun. Examples of Roberta Beary’s visual haibun will be distributed to members of the audience.
Roberta Beary is the haibun editor of Modern Haiku. Her book of short poems, The Unworn Necklace (Snapshot Press, 1st hardcover ed. 2011), was named a Poetry Society of America award finalist and a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award prize winner. She is on the editorial staff of the annual Red Moon Anthology and is a longtime member of Towpath, haiku poets of Washington, DC.
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