The Narrow Road: Haibun & Travel Writing

06jan2:00 pm4:00 pmThe Narrow Road: Haibun & Travel Writing

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The Narrow Road: Haibun & Travel Writing — In 1689, the poet Matsuo Bashō embarked on a 1,500-mile journey that would birth a new poetic form: the haibun, a combination of prose and haiku. In this 90-minute generative workshop, we’ll chart the history of the haibun from 17th century Japan to the present before drafting our own work. You’ll learn to recognize what gives your journey mono no aware (ah-WAR-ay)—or the capacity for certain objects to conjure up longing, sadness, or empathy— and gain insight into a hybrid form that lends itself to introspection and self-awareness.
Hosted by our January Resident, Mark Schoenfield.
Mark Schoenfeld has been a lot of things: window washer, screen printer, public radio host, middle school teacher, adjunct professor, and more. One thing he’s always been is a writer—of stories, songs, and poems—which might explain why his writing of late has tended to blur genres. A disgruntled Texan, Mark and his family now call western Montana home. His work has appeared in print, online, and on-air, which you can find at



(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-11:00)


The Clark Chateau

321 W Broadway Butte, MT 59701

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