Events

poetry in chalk
invitation to express
turn sidewalks to art!

A Guerilla Haiku event is like none other. The formula is simple, you get a whole bunch of friends together and join a whole bunch of strangers in a public place. You grab your buckets of sidewalk chalk, and go on a wild haiku adventure into your cities with an optional scavenger hunt and your fancy as your guides.Take photos, send them back to Haiku Central, and feel emboldened to invite passers-by to haiku too

The result is a an afternoon of seeing your city with new eyes.  Guerilla eyes.  And a fleeting trail of your experiences left behind you.

Join us in a city near you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Agenda

  1. Oct
    4
    Fri

    1. JC Neighborhood Poet Crawl with Studio Tour Free-For-All!!! @ Neighborhoods all over Jersey City
      16:00 – 22:00

      Calling all Jersey City Poets!

      In an effort to bring haiku to all neighborhoods in Jersey City, Wordsmithing Wednesdays and Guerilla Haiku are partnering up by assembling street teams of poets and non-poets alike to 4 neighborhoods in JC.  Journal Square, Bergen-Lafayette, the Heights, and Downtown.

      These teams, outfitted with Scavenger Hunts must engage AS MANY PEOPLE AS THEY CAN in writing haiku with them.  Take photos.  And spread Haiku Love all about the Jersey City community.  We NEED your help!  Wanna join a street team?!? Contact haikumistress@ghm575.org and give your top neighborhood pics.  She will connect you with the team leader in that area and the rest is up to you all!!!

      STREET TEAMS Frolic:  4pm – 6pm in their respective neighborhoods!

      Meet at 6:30 in the Parking Lot at the Tenmarc Building (430 Communipaw Avenue) for a Haiku Free-for-All.

      Look for photos on Instagram and FB #ghmjc

  2. Oct
    6
    Sun

    1. Artpace’s Chalk It Up, San Antonio Hosts Guerilla Haiku Week-Long Residency (all-day) @ Houston Street, San Antonio, TX
      Oct 6 – Oct 12

      What is a better host for Guerilla Haiku than an organization who shuts down the main drag of Downtown San Antonio to release 1000s of people in chalking bliss?!?!

      Just such an organization is Artpace.  And just such an event is Chalk It Up!, one of the largest-scale chalk art /community engagement events in the nation.

      Guerilla Haiku will be in-residence in San Antonio from the 6th of October until the Chalk It Up! event on the 12th.  Haikuing will occur at the San Antonio Museum of Art Family Day and Educator Evening on the 5th and the 9th respectively to celebrate their new ‘Lethal Beauty, Samurai Art and Weapons’ exhibit.  Schools visits and community visits will comprise the rest of the week’s events.

      San Antonio! Guerilla Haiku is coming!!!!

      Contact haikumistress@ghm575.org if you would like to coordinate a haiku event at your organization!

       

  3. Feb
    23
    Sun

    1. St Paul’s Community Dinner @ St Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church
      17:00 – 20:00

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      We’re Eating Dinner - Sharing Solefish and Stories - Feast of the Spirit

      Every two months, St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church hosts a communal dinner for the entire Five Corners/Journal Square neighborhood in Jersey City.  All are welcome.  And 100 community members show up to share in a three course meal together. It is a tremendous opportunity for connection and celebration.

      They have collaborated with Sustainable Jersey City to create an Eco-Community in the Five Corners; starting a rain garden, promoting murals and artistic endeavors in their spaces, and want to commit to further action with community feedback.

      Enter Guerilla Haiku.  At the next two Community Dinners, Guerilla Haiku is facilitating a set of activities to involve the dinner-goers in conversations around the kind of neighborhood community they want to see develop in the Five Corners. If you are a Jersey City resident of the Journal Square neighborhood, please come to eat and discuss with us (in haiku form), your feedback is essential for the next stage of growth in the Five Corners!

      See you there!

  4. Apr
    26
    Sat

    1. Cherry Hill Earth Festival Sponsors a Day of Haiku! @ Croft Farms in Cherry Hill
      09:00 – 14:00

      logo for 2014 CH Earth Fest

      In 2013, Guerilla Haiku was invited to Cherry Hill for their Earth Day Festival.  Wonder ensued, as you can see from last year’s photos!   This year, we are increasing the scope of our programming, with 4 teams of high school students, and an installation space on the Festival Grounds.

      If you participate this year, you might just be featured in our pictorial books of Cherry Hill residents and enthusiasts with a copy of your spontaneously-chalked haiku!  Don’t miss out on the fun!!

      See you there!

  5. Apr
    27
    Sun

    1. St. Paul’s Community Dinner, Part 2! @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church/ The Sharing Place
      17:00 – 20:00

      photo 2

      Welcome all Diners – Tonight’s a little diff’rent – Guerilla Haiku!

      Every two months, St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church hosts a communal dinner for the entire Five Corners/Journal Square neighborhood in Jersey City.  All are welcome.  And 100 community members show up to share in a three course meal together. It is a tremendous opportunity for connection and celebration.

      They have collaborated with Sustainable Jersey City to create an Eco-Community in the Five Corners; starting a rain garden, promoting murals and artistic endeavors in their spaces, and want to commit to further action with community feedback.

      Enter Guerilla Haiku.  At the Community Dinner in February, Guerilla Haiku facilitated a set of activities to involve the dinner-goers in conversations around the kind of neighborhood community they want to see develop in the Five Corners. Amazing discussions ensued.  For the 2nd Community Dinner of this series, the conversation continues focusing on themes from the 1st dinner and how we can see change happen around those themes!

      If you are a Jersey City resident of the Journal Square neighborhood, please come to eat and discuss with us (in haiku form), your feedback is essential for the next stage of growth in the Five Corners!

      See you there!