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Experience the power of haiku to lift your spirits during the dark winter days.

Our 'Haiku Pick Me Ups' installation is in the exhibition room throughout January and February, created by Writer in Residence Ian Humphreys. Pick a haiku and discover if the words move you in some way.

During the summer of 2023, Brontë Parsonage Writer in Residence, Ian Humphreys, led walking and writing workshops on Haworth Moor with local groups. During these ‘walkshops’, hundreds of haiku were written – each short poem inspired by nature, the wild, and the Brontës.

You’ll find a First Aid Kit in the exhibition room, filled with flowers and poems. Many of these tiny poems are uplifting. Some are thought-provoking, some are challenging, some are personal or soul baring. Not all of them are traditional. A handful aren’t even three lines long!

Contributors include dozens of members of West Yorkshire social groups, Brontë fans and academics, local poets and writers, Brontë Parsonage Museum staff, and visitors to the museum – just like you.

You can also have a go at writing your own haiku, and popping it in a box to be added to our First Aid Kit.

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Ian Humphreys' Haiku Pick Me Ups

Type:Children's Activity Event

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR
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Season (20 Jan 2024 - 3 Mar 2024)

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Brontë Parsonage Museum Garden (c) Bevan CockerillBronte Parsonage Museum, HaworthThe Brontës are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home from 1820 to 1861. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best loved books in the English language.

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