Dover, Ohio  - The Dover Public Library will be hosting two workshops on haiku poetry in observance of National Poetry Month.

Both workshops will be on Saturday, April 13th, in the library's Community Room.  The first session begins at 2pm with an introduction to haiku poetry by Instructor Julie Warther. She says the workshop will debunk some of the myths surrounding haiku poetry and introduce participants to the contemporary English-language haiku.

"Almost everyone has written a haiku at one time.  Unfortunately, many still view haiku as a poem with a specific syllable count or a 'nature poem,'" she says. 

During the second session that begins at 3:15, participants will examine and discuss the works of the top haiku poets writing today. They will also enjoy some writing exercises and have an opportunity to write their own haiku. 

Warther is a Dover resident and the author of "What Was Here" (Folded Word Press). She also serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and is an associate editor at The Heron's Nest and a member of the Red Moon Anthology editorial team. 

For more information or to register for either of the free programs,  contact the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123. The library is located at 525 N. Walnut St., directly across the street from Dover High School. 

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