Tanka Monday 2019 Schedule

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, Marcyn Del Clements, Julie Bloss Kelsey, Lori A. Minor, Kala Ramesh, Alexis Rotella, Kazue Uzawa, Michael Dylan Welch, and others (please note that Amelia Fielden had to cancel). Monday sessions include brief generative “Write Now” tanka writing exercises, so bring a pen and notebook. 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.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

3:30 pm Urban Tanka Walk (meet in the Hawthorne Inn lobby)

5:00 pm Dinner (on your own)

6:30 pm Check-in/Registration (Sycamore Room)

7:00 pm Welcome

7:05 pm Round of Open Reading

7:15 pm Tanka Readings

Gusts reading, led by Kozue Uzawa

Tanka reading by Kala Ramesh

Dancing the Tarentella by Alexis Rotella

Tanka performance by Kozue Uzawa

8:15 pm Break

8:30 pm “Exploring Digital Tanka Art” by Lori A. Minor

9:00 pm “Celebrating Sanford Goldstein” led by Randy Brooks and Michael Dylan Welch

9:20 pm 2019 Goldstein International Tanka Contest Winners

Announced by Michael Dylan Welch and Jennifer Hambrick

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/Registration (Sycamore Room)

9:00 am Welcome

9:05 am Round of Open Reading

9:20 am “Common Ground” Icebreaker

9:45 am « “My Tanka Journey: The Art of Walking the Fence” by Randy Brooks

10:30 am Break

10:45 am « Group Discussion: Where to Publish Tanka

Share your experiences with various print and online publications open to tanka, including American Tanka, Atlas Poetica, The Bamboo Hut, Eucalypt, Gusts, International Tanka, Moonbathing, Red Lights, Ribbons, Skylark, and others, including haiku journals that accept tanka, such as Blithe Spirit, Bottle Rockets, Haiku Canada Review, Presence, and others

11:45 am Group Photo

12:00 noon Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm « Write Now: “WildlifeWow!” by Marcyn Del Clements

1:45 pm « Anonymous Tanka Workshop (submit poems on index cards)

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm « Write Now: “Science Fiction Tanka” by Julie Bloss Kelsey

3:15 pm « “Tanka Is _______” discussion led by Michael Dylan Welch

4:15 pm Break

4:30 pm « Write Now: “News of the Week” by Michael Dylan Welch

4:45 pm Round of Open Reading

5:00 pm Wrap up Silent Auction and Book Fair / Clean Up

6:00 pm Dinner at Hawthorne Grill and Bar (hotel restaurant) or other nearby restaurants

8:00 pm Informal socializing at Hawthorne Grill and Bar (closes at 10:00 pm)