Write your heart into place with Silke on a 'Hiku Hike' in Hogsback. Hear words and water and add your own to commemorate your visit to Hogsback by means of 'verbal snapshots'.
The Winter Celebration 'Hiku Hike' will take place at The Bluff (The Edge) in Hogsback. En route, the poet stops to reads a couple of poems from Hogsback Hiku with commentary. While walking, you compose your own poem or reflective piece of writing, based on your visual experience of the surroundings. Feedback is given at the end of the walk.
Cost: R350 p/p. Includes a copy of Hogsback Hiku.
Bookings: This hike must be pre-booked and paid for prior to the event
This intensive workshop is aimed at all, whatever their field of interest may be, who wish to improve the precision and effectiveness of their writing and at the same time gain clarity in their hearts and heads.
The workshop starts with a talk on the "Colours of Words". Participants will then do an audio warm-up, listening to poems in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. Everybody will then attempt writing down first jottings with a choice of pictorial stimuli and plenty of support. We then turn the jottings into a free-flowing paragraph or poem, ending with collaborative feedback. Enough time for further editing and refining in a conducive garden forest setting results in a writing experience that is unique and soul-uplifting.
Duration 7 – 8 hours
Cost R850 p/p includes 2 x tea/ coffee and sandwich lunch plus soft drinks. This workshop must be pre-booked and paid for beforehand.