Festival goers can participate by writing haiku poems before and during the festival which will be arranged using paper and blue tac. Traditional haiku are three lines each: first line five syllables, second line seven syllables, third line five syllables—this formula is somewhat flexible in modern haiku).
You can write about family/friends/the Wimmera/sport or issues of a global/political nature. Haiku are traditionally written about the natural world and in a contemplative mood but NatiLeaks aims to expand these parameters to include satire, humour, horror, fun etc. Contributors can remain anonymous.
There will be a NatiLeaks workshop Saturday 2nd November and participants can read and/or perform their works in a moderated session Sunday 3rd November.
So you think you can haiku?
NatiLeaks is presented by D’Arcy Molan.