The Value of Haiku: Learning to Pay Attention and Make Connections
(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
Sewanee, TN 37375
Online via Zoom 5 week Series, $100
Mondays, 11:00AM to 12:30PM Central Time
October 18th, 25th & November 1st, 8th, 15th
Haiku, unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively. The haiku first emerged in Japanese literature during the 17th century, as a terse reaction to elaborate poetic traditions, though it did not become known by the name haiku until the 19th century. ~Britannica
St. Mary’s Sewanee welcomes back presenter LaMon Brown to lead guests through this 5-week series of learning the value of Haiku writing. The series will explore the genesis of Haiku in the Japanese culture, as well as practical exercises in learning to pay attention and make connections with the world around us and within us. During the sessions, not only will guests listen to traditional poems, but will also practice writing original pieces.
LaMon Brown is retired and living in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife of over 50 years. He and Pat have two children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. LaMon earned his undergraduate degree from Samford University and his doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. He and Pat served as missionaries with the Foreign Mission Board of the SBC from 1980 to 1991. They later served with International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches-USA from 2000 to 2009. Most of that service was in Thailand. Additionally, he has pastored churches in New York, Louisiana, and Georgia. His hobbies include writing haiku, reading, listening to music and bird-watching.