Menu Close
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Free Haiku Writing Workshop

September 25, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Calling all poets and nature lovers! Join us for a captivating free Haiku Writing Workshop for all-comers, led by Lynn Davidson.
You can then enter your haiku poem in the Haiku Competition, held  throughout the month of October as part of Pātaka Museum + Gallery’s 25th birthday celebration to encourage emerging and established writers to share their reflections and aspirations of Pataka. Entries can be dropped off to the front desk.

Why haiku? To celebrate the Japanese Garden at Pātaka, overlooked by the Spine. It is in the karesansui style, which represents mountains and water through the use of rocks and gravel, an authentic design created by gardeners from Nishio City, Porirua’s Sister City in Japan. The Nishio gardeners visited in 2013 and 2018, to tend the garden and train Council gardeners in the specialist skills of traditional garden maintenance, to maintain its authenticity.

So, immerse yourself in the beauty of our cherished Japanese garden and let your creativity bloom as you craft haiku poems inspired by Pātaka. This is a unique chance to celebrate nature’s serenity through words and capture the essence of our cultural haven. No experience is required – just an open heart and a love for the art of expression. This is a drop-in event so no booking required.

Stay after the workshop for some birthday cake, at 1pm, courtesy of the Friends of Pātaka.
The Haiku workshop and competition are sponsored by Friends of Pātaka.


September 25, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


The Spine, Pātaka Art + Museum