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Haiku workshop offered at Calais Bookshop on April 5

Posted April 04, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Haiku Poetry Workshop, 405 Main St., Calais, Maine

For more information: 207-454-1110

Haiku poet and fiction writer Catherine J. S. Lee will be teaching a Haiku workshop on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m., at Calais Bookshop. April is National Poetry Month so everyone is invited to learn how to write haiku, whether an experienced poet or a novice. There is no charge.

Lee, who resides in Eastport, began writing haiku in July, 2007. Her haiku have been published in most of the print and online haiku journals from around the world and translated into four languages, including Japanese. Many of her haiku have received recognition in national and international competitions. All That Remains, her haiku collection, won the 2010 Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition and was published in a hand-bound edition. Lee’s haiku have also appeared in regional, national, and international anthologies, including A New Resonance 7: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku from Red Moon Press. She has been a featured poet at DailyHaiku; at the Electronic Poetry Network of Shreve Memorial Library in Shreveport, Louisiana; and at Cornell University’s Alfred R. Mann Library. Also a photographer and haiga (haiku plus image) artist, she has had haiga published by Simply Haiku and by the World Haiku Association.

She has also been writing short fiction for most of her life which has been published in a wide variety of print and online journals since the 1980s. She recently completed a collection of short fiction inspired by the coast of Maine, Never Love a Fisherman. Her most recent published story appears in 2013’s Summer Stories from Shanti Arts Publishing, in which paintings by Maine artist Leslie Anderson are paired with fiction by ten Maine writers.

A resident of Eastport most of her life, Lee teaches in the special-education program at her local high school. An avid flower gardener and musician who plays the five-string banjo, she enjoys walking by the ocean. The natural environment around her resonates through her written words.

For more information about poetry workshops and other programs at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St., call 454-1110.

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