If you’re a Haiku Canada member you’re familiar with trifolds since there are usually one or two included with the Haiku Canada Review.
A few years back, Michael Dylan Welch started creating his own trifolds to share his haiku with attendees at conferences.
Today, trifolds are one of the most popular freebies at haiku conferences. They’re made of one sheet of paper printed double sided, and folded like a brochure.
When designing a trifold, pay attention to the cover since it’s the first thing people will see. Make sure the cover has an attractive picture, a title, your name.
The back of the trifold usually holds bio-bibliographical and contact information.
You can create a trifold using the theme of the conference.
Since trifolds are one of the most popular format, you’ll have to make sure your trifold stands out. Here are some examples of creative trifolds.
Here’s a trifold (by Dianne Garcia) folded in a zigzag. It’s printed on one side only. What’s great about the zigzag fold is that the trifold can stand on a table.
Randy Brooks created a narrow four-folds brochure for HNA 2015.
I especially enjoy A Common Touch with its original cut-out triangle.
If you haven’t decided what to bring at the next haiku conference, trifolds are an excellent choice since they can be done quickly, and printed at home.
You’ll find brochures templates in most software like Word, InDesign. Insert your haiku, and voilà.
HNA 2017 recently announced the number of registered attendees have reached 200. Prepare to make at least 200 copies of your brochures (which could cost around $75). If you have them done at the print shop, they can even fold them for you.