Tanka Monday 2019 Schedule

We’ve planned an exciting day and a half of tanka events, starting Sunday evening, not just on the Monday. We’ll have ample breaks for socializing and to purchase books at our bookfair. To join us, please register today—registration is free! Presenters include Randy Brooks, Susan Burch, Amelia Fielden, Kala Ramesh, Kazue Uzawa, Michael Dylan Welch, Kathabela Wilson, and others to be announced. If you have a tanka-related presentation, workshop, or reading to propose, please contact Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com as soon as possible with a title, brief description, time needed, and audio-visual needs.


All Tanka Monday events will be held in the Sycamore meeting room at the Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, our accommodations. The following schedule is subject to minor changes.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Sunday, August 11, 2019


« = Preceded by an instant featured reader (if your name is in the hat, be prepared to stand up immediately and read one of your tanka; avoid commentary or introduction—just read the poem)

6:30 pm

Check-in and walk-in registration opens

7:00 pm

Welcome, introductions, and round-robin reading

7:30 pm

Featured readers

 

Poets with new books

 

Open reading

 

2019 Sanford Goldstein Tanka Contest Winners

 

Monday, August 12, 2019


« = Preceded by an instant featured reader (if your name is in the hat, be prepared to stand up immediately and read one of your tanka; avoid commentary or introduction—just read the poem)

8:30 am

Check-in and walk-in registration opens

9:00 am

Welcome by Michael Dylan Welch, TSA president

9:05 am

Introductions and Round of Reading
led by Michael Dylan Welch, TSA president, and Kathabela Wilson, TSA secretary

9:30 am

Panel Discussion: “???”
Panelists: ???
Description of panel???

10:30 am

Break (buy books, swap tanka handouts, write tan-renga)

11:00 am

« Presentations [15 to 20 minutes each]
1. ???: “???”
2. ???: “???”
3. ???: “???”

12:00 noon

Group Photo

12:15 pm

Lunch Break (nearby restaurants)

1:30 pm

« Amelia Fielden: Dear Tanka Diary: Writing Travelogues and Everyday Life in Tanka Prose (generative workshop)

Overview of the historical origins of tanka travel and daily life diaries in classical Japanese literature, and of how these appear now in contemporary Japanese publications. Handouts of examples in English of both travel and daily diaries, followed by hands-on practice of writing your own tanka diary, either concerning a recent trip (North Carolina?) or focusing on a week of your normal life. These diaries can be “faction”—no one will query the truth of what you write, but the idea is to create tanka prose from your own personal experience, rather than from imagination, and to add tanka.

2:30 pm

« Anonymous Workshops (break into two or three small groups)

3:30 pm

Break

4:00 pm

« Presentation???

4:45 pm

« Presentation???

5:30 pm

Closing round-robin reading

6:00 pm

« Goodbyes (resolve silent auction and book sales, plus clean-up)

7:00

Informal dinner at Hawthorne Grill and Bar (hotel restaurant) or other nearby restaurants

8:30

Informal socializing at Hawthorne Grill and Bar (closes at 10:00 pm)