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Haiku and You: Writing Workshop [AT CAPACITY]

A composite image featuring a photograph of hanging scrolls in a gallery above a row of three photographs of red and yellow shrubs flowering in a landscape.
Installation view of Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection at the Harvard Art Museums, featuring Sakai Hōitsu’s Birds and Flowers of the Twelve Months. Paired with Cornus officinalis (Japanese cornel dogwood) and Chaenomeles (quince) at the Arnold Arboretum. Photos: Robert Mayer; courtesy of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.


Unfortunately, this workshop is at capacity and we are no longer accepting registration. If you would like to be added to a cancellation list, please email

Offered as part of Haiku and You: Painting Edo and the Arnold Arboretum, this participatory virtual poetry workshop, led by Sheryl White of the Arnold Arboretum, will allow you to collaborate with other writers to consider and compose contemporary haiku, inspired by works in the Harvard Art Museums exhibition Painting Edo and the living landscapes of the Arnold Arboretum.

Workshops are free, but space is limited to 12; please sign up for just one workshop. Additional haiku workshops will take place on:

• Thursday, April 8 at 2pm
• Tuesday, May 4 at 7pm

Registration for the workshops will open on Thursday, April 1 at 3pm. (All times EDT.)

To register, please complete this online form.

Once you’ve submitted the form, the Arnold Arboretum will contact you to confirm your participation. You are not officially enrolled until you are contacted and confirmed by email.

Co-sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and the Harvard Art Museums.

Haiku and You: Painting Edo and the Arnold Arboretum is a virtual series of workshops that offers the opportunity to connect with art and nature and find community through haiku. We will provide writing prompts on social media to inspire exploration, then invite you to share your haiku in our online gallery. Be part of our community of writers this spring, sharing the spirit of haiku and experiencing the restorative power of art and nature.

Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection was made possible by the Robert H. Ellsworth Bequest to the Harvard Art Museums, the Melvin R. Seiden and Janine Luke Fund for Publications and Exhibitions, the Catalogues and Exhibitions Fund for Pre-Twentieth-Century Art of the Fogg Museum, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Thierry Porté Director’s Discretionary Fund for Japanese Art, and the Japan Foundation. The accompanying print catalogues were supported by the Harvard Art Museums Mellon Publication Funds, including the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund.

Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, Harvard University’s Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and the Department of History of Art and Architecture Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund for Art and Architecture.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.