Tanka Monday 2023 Schedule

Tanka Monday 2023 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, Michael Dylan Welch, and others to be announced. 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. Please also note that this is an in-person event only (no Zoom options). Tweet to #tankamonday.

All Tanka Monday events (including Sunday evening events) will be held at the Mercantile Library. The preceding photo is of a 2017 Tanka Monday reading in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

FULL/FINAL SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED (the following is all tentative, especially placement and durations of sessions)

Sunday, July 2, 2023

7:30 pm Check-in/Registration

8:00 pm Welcome

8:05 pm Round of Open Reading

8:30 pm Featured Tanka Readings?

9:30 pm Informal socializing at the Netherland hotel bar

Monday, August 12, 2019

8:30 am Check-in/Registration

9:00 am Welcome

9:05 am Round of Open Reading

9:20 am “Common Ground” Icebreaker

9:45 am Presentation or workshop to be announced

10:30 am Break

10:45 am “Sanford Goldstein’s Tanka World: A Diary of the Emotional Changes in a Man’s Life” presentation by Randy Brooks

11:45 am Group Photo

12:00 noon Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm Write Now: “??? by ???

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

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Write Now: “???” by ???

3:15 pm Vision and Revision for Tanka Writers and Readers presentation and workshop by Marilyn Hazelton

4:15 pm Break

4:30 pm Write Now: “???” by ???

4:45 pm Round of Open Reading

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

6:00 pm Dinner at Netherland hotel restaurant or other nearby restaurants

8:00 pm Informal socializing at the Netherland hotel bar