Are you a poet? Not much. A storyteller? Not much.
Here’s the most inclusive prose-writing form that invites you to be a little of both: poet and storyteller.
The oldest Japanese poetry forms first that was first crystallized by Basho (1644-1694).
Write poetry, write story in a fluid prose form called haibun!!
Write about the rain...
Write about strife
or what you stand to lose or gain...
Write in stream-of- consciousness.
Or write plot.
Write with character,
or just lucid knots.
It will still work with a little link and shift.
A little drift.
Author of The Arithmetic of Breasts and other stories and Four Degrees of Separation, Rochelle Potkar is the alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2015) and Charles Wallace writer’s fellowship, Stirling (2017). Widely anthologized, her prose was performed by artists on stages in Iowa and Portland. She was the winner of the 2016 Open Road Review story contest for The leaves of the deodar. Her poem Cellular: P.O.W. was shortlisted for the 2017 Hungry hill competition, Ireland, and Ground up won third place at the David Burland poetry prize 2017. She has read her poetry at several festivals, recently the Lviv International Literature Festival, Ukraine. Her book of haibun Paper Asylum is due soon. She is program co-founder and manager of the US Consulate General, Mumbai-supported 10-day artists’ residency on Women’s Empowerment that will take place in December this year. She lives in Mumbai. (Find her at: www.rochellepotkar.com)
Time: 10 am to 1:00 pm.
Date: 12th November, Sunday 2017.
Fee: Rs. 1,299/- only
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