Partners in Haiku

Highlighting Partner Organizations and their work.

GHM: BeHive After School in Austin

Posted by on 01.30.13 in 2012, Events, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

GHM: BeHive After School in Austin

Thanks to the efforts of Alan De Anda, Guerilla Haiku made its way on December 5th, 2012 to Salinas Ave to haiku with a group of 2nd-4th graders at the BeHive Afterschool Program in the Marshall Apartments. We used paper instead of chalk (out of respect for the church property) and left a wake of brightly colored haiku all over the grounds. One young man, Miguel, destined for greatness, was relentless in getting EVERYONE he saw to write haiku with him. His powers of persuasion were impressive indeed. As are the photos of this band of newly-converted Agents of Haiku. To find out more about...

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GHM: Arlington Public Library Teen Zone

Posted by on 01.29.13 in 2012, Events, Guerilla Tales, Haiku, Partners in Haiku | 2 comments

GHM: Arlington Public Library Teen Zone

Arlington Library is doing great things with teen programming across the city, and the Teen Zone in Northeast Arlington has created a safe, and supportive environment for their after school youth mainly due to their incredible leader, Veronica, and the dedicated presence of local mom, Maria. When Veronica invited Guerilla Haiku in to do some Haikuing around the library after school, I could not say no, despite the darkening skies. (Even in Texas the night descends sooner in Winter). The result of our 2 hours at the Library was an initially hesitant group of teens writing, drawing and creating...

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GHM: CityLife Youth Group, December 2nd, 2012

Posted by on 01.29.13 in 2012, Events, Haiku, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

TeamBuilding USA, the sponsor for Guerilla Haiku’s Texas Tour is affiliated with the CityLife Youth Group and partnered me with them to facilitate an event in and around the Bedford, TX area. This dynamic and creative group of teens, teen leaders, and supportive adults wreaked haiku havoc in the malls, parks and sidewalks of Bedford and its environs. Our Closing Ceremony at the CityLife offices in Euless ended appropriately, with pizza (and a delivery-boy-written haiku) and the most amazing haiku cheer I have yet to experience. Enjoy the Top Photos!! Pizza Delivery Boy Writes...

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TeamBuilding USA as Texas Tour Sponsor

Posted by on 11.05.12 in Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

TeamBuilding USA as Texas Tour Sponsor

JT called me bright and early the morning of our big event in NYC last May. “Liz and I are in town, what are you up to?” he boomed in his jolly voice.  Did I have an option for him!   Two hours later  he and Liz became members of Team West Village in the most ambitious Guerilla Haiku Event yet organized.  They covered their neighborhood, involving a ton of random New Yorkers in Haikuing (including the two Argentinian basketball players featured here), and by closing ceremony, they were hooked: “You are coming to Dallas,” JT stated.   He wasn’t kidding. JT is...

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GHM wins Jersey City Art Eat Up!!

Posted by on 03.19.12 in Events, Haiku, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

GHM wins Jersey City Art Eat Up!!

ProArts in Jersey City is an organization that cares about the intersection of Art and Community.  Clearly they are kindred spirits!   They host Quarterly Art Eat Up events where a number of artists present their projects to a host of assembled community members at a communal dinner.  At the end of the evening everyone votes on one project that they want to support.  And the profits from the evening go to fund the project with the most votes. There was a small but attentive and energized crowd in attendance.  5 wonderful projects; Guerilla Haiku (of course), Not Yo’ Mama’s...

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Introducing Hands Inc.

Posted by on 03.16.12 in 2012, Events, Haiku, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

Introducing Hands Inc.

Hands Inc. does serious work.  Seriously awesome work.  They are committed to the city of Orange, New Jersey.  Committed to its thriving on every level; arts, education, environment.  They are community-building movers and shakers at the deepest level. April 14th is their Place-making Event, a yearly bash that allows them to bring their community together and directly showcase their work. …And Guerilla Haiku is going to be featured in this year’s Event! After my visit to their incredible loft-of-an-office in downtown Orange, NJ, to discuss Guerilla Haiku with their Outreach...

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