Tanka Sunday 2015 Schedule

We’ve planned an exciting day of tanka events, with ample breaks for socializing and to purchase books at our bookfair. To join us, please register today—registration is free!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

All Tanka Sunday events will be held in the King Street 2 meeting room (except as noted at 1:30 pm) at the Desmond Hotel, our accommodations. The following schedule is subject to minor changes.

12:30 pm Check-in and walk-in registration opens

1:00 pm Welcome, introductions, and round-robin reading of tanka, led by Michael Dylan Welch, TSA founder, and Kathabela Wilson, TSA secretary, with greetings from Margaret Chula, TSA president (not able to be present), read by Janet Lynn Davis, TSA vice president

1:30 pm Beginning tanka-writing workshop led by Laura Maffei

Experienced tanka-writing workshop led by Aya Yuhki (meet in The Lodge)

2:15 pm Break (buy books, swap tanka handouts, write tan-renga)

2:30 pm Panel Discussion: “Why Do We Write Tanka?”

Tom Clausen, Marilyn Hazelton (co-chair), Amy V. Heinrich, Laura Maffei, David Terelinck, Michael Dylan Welch (co-chair), and Aya Yuhki

3:30 pm Group photo, followed by a break

3:45 pm Loss, Longing, and Reconciliation: Tanka Poetry and Issei Japanese Americans Imprisoned During World War II”

Nancy Matsumoto and Kyoko Miyabe

4:15 pm Break

4:30 pm “Reading and Writing: Tanka Arithmetic” keynote presentation by Amy V. Heinrich

5:30 pm Break for dinner (hotel restaurant)

7:00 pm Readings

8:25 pm Break [10 minutes]

8:35 pm More Readings

10:00 pm Socializing at hotel lounges and restaurants (the bar is open until 1:00 am)