Seabeck Haiku Getaway

Seabeck Haiku Getaway

Haiku Northwest sponsors an annual haiku retreat every autumn at the lovely Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, Washington, about 90 minutes west of Seattle. We offer a stimulating weekend of haiku sharing, study, and celebration, with a mix of readings, workshops, presentations, panel discussions, writing exercises, nature walks, artwork displays, a kukai (haiku contest), talent show, and other activities. A featured guest provides special focus on our weekend theme, and we commemorate the weekend with an anthology of our haiku and senryu. We share our meals in the dining hall and live and breathe haiku all weekend. We’d love to have you join us!

The Seabeck Haiku Getaway acknowledges that we gather on the traditional land of the Twana and Skokomish Peoples, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.


Save the date:

Our next retreat will take place October 24–27, 2024, featuring Crystal Simone Smith, with a weekend theme of “maps.

Our 2023 Retreat: October 26–29, 2023, IN PERSON

Join the Haiku Northwest group on the weekend of October 26–29, 2023 (Thursday through Sunday) at the Seabeck Conference Center by the water on Washington State’s Kitsap Peninsula. Our featured speaker is naturalist Jeff Hoagland, from Hopewell, New Jersey, plus David Lasky on haiku comics, and with Lucien Zell visiting from Prague. Our theme for the weekend is “gifts of nature.” Our cheapest full-weekend rate is $380 for a long weekend of meals, accommodations, and all the haiku you can manage. Enjoy the lagoon, waterfront, woods, mountain views, stimulating presentations and workshops, and fine haiku camaraderie. To qualify for our early registration deadline, we must receive your payment and registration by September 24, 2023 (rates increase after this date, and please also email to say youre registering if you register after September 24).


If you have questions, first visit the Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2023 and Seabeck Details page, then contact Michel Dylan Welch or Susan Lee Roberts (our new registrar). You can also visit the Seabeck Conference Center website or phone them at 360-830-5010 (but please be aware that they do not handle any of our registration details).

See you at Seabeck!

Our sixteenth annual Haiku Northwest haiku retreat is scheduled for October 2023! We’re staying in comfortable accommodations across the lagoon from Hood Canal at the Seabeck Conference Center—hope you’ll join us!