Friday, November 16, 2007

A Note on the Writer's Workshop

The Writers Workshop, an online forum, was started in 2003 to serve as a place where writers in the haibun and haiku genres could post early drafts of their work and receive candid feedback from other members. Its aim is to help members prepare their pieces for submission to quality haiku and haibun genre journals. It was sparked as a response to the lack of readership and especially to the dearth of candid feedback occurring on most haiku-haibun genre Internet forums.

The past and present members of WW include people found often in the pages of Modern Haiku, Heron's Nest, Contemporary Haibun Online, Simply Haiku, Lynx, Blithe Spirit and other quality haiku genre venues. For example, the current issues of Contemporary Haibun Online and Simply Haiku have pieces by present and past members Sharon Dean, Lynn Edge, Charles Hansmann, Ray Rasmussen, Jeffrey Woodward, Roger Jones, Lynne Rees, Adelaide Shaw, Richard Straw, Robert Hecht, Tracy Koretsky, Zane Parks and Dru Philippou.

Writers interested in becoming a member of Writers Workshop should apply to Ray Rasmussen [].

by Ray Rasmussen
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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