Capture the moments of your life as an observer of a haiku/art (haiga) exhibit that blends poems with graphic art and Japanese brush stroke paintings. Be inspired to learn and master haiku, an ancient art that began in Japan in the 1600s. Charlotte Digregorio, author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, is holding an exhibit of her work through Saturday, Oct. 6 at Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein, IL.
Digregorio was recently honored with an Official Commendation by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for her thirty-eight years of accomplishments in poetry and the literary arts, and her work to promote and advance the field. Free and open to the public, the exhibit is sponsored by the Northwest Cultural Council in Barrington, IL.
If you wrote haiku in grade school, most likely you were misinformed by your teachers. Haiku is insightful and healing, and is now a fad worldwide, written in about 56 languages. Usually written in one to four lines, haiku are relevant today, and can be written on any theme. Whatever your personal, educational, or professional background, you can learn to write and publish effective haiku.