Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2012 Schedule

Events include anonymous workshops, haiku walks, presentations, slideshows, scavenger hunt, panel discussion, haiku and renku writing time, and more! All events take place upstairs in the Colman Center unless indicated otherwise. Our featured guest is Paul Miller, incoming editor of Modern Haiku. The following schedule is subject to minor adjustments. 

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On display all weekend in the dining room and Colman Center: “Haiga Adventure” haiga by members of the Haiga Adventure Study Group of Puget Sound Sumi Artists.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

4:00 p.m. Check-in starts at the Historic Inn; before or after check-in, socialize in the lobby of the Historic Inn (dining hall) or explore the lagoon, antique shop, dock, and beachfront

6:00–6:45 p.m. Dinner at the dining hall (all meals here)

7:00 p.m. Welcome, introductions, icebreakers, and rounds of haiku reading, led by Michael Dylan Welch

8:15 p.m. “A Line Borrowed” haiku reading by our featured guest, Paul Miller

8:30 p.m. Break

8:45 p.m. Weathergrams introduction by Melinda Brottem and Dorothy Matthews

9:00 p.m. “Renkurama” introduced by Michael Dylan Welch (continues all weekend)

9:30 p.m. Anonymous haiku workshop discussion and “Burning Questions” discussion led by Michael Dylan Welch

Friday, October 12, 2012

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. “Haiku Handouts” reading led by Angela Terry

9:30 a.m. “Haiku Mad Libs Introduction” by Paul Miller

9:45 a.m. “Online Haiku Resources” presentation by Cara Holman

10:15 a.m. “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Syllables” by Michael Dylan Welch (exercise and discussion)

10:50 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.

Option 1: “An Introduction to Haiku” workshop by Michael Dylan Welch (meet in Colman Center, upstairs)

Option 2: Truly anonymous haiku/senryu workshop led by Tanya McDonald, for those who don’t attend the introductory haiku workshop (meet in Salal lounge)

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. “Seabeck Haiku Scavenger Hunt” introduced by Michael Dylan Welch (if it’s raining, we’ll have an indoor ginkō or an anonymous haiku workshop or discussion session instead)

2:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt Sharing, led by Michael Dylan Welch and Tanya McDonald

3:00 p.m. Break (with coffee and tea service)

3.15 p.m. “Haiku Mad Libs” workshop by Paul Miller

4:15 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. Sumi-e and haiga demonstration by Fumiko Kimura with a hands-on sumi-e, weathergrams, and bookmark workshop (assisted by Dorothy Matthews, Voski Sprague, Melinda Brottem, and Frank Kawasaki)

6:30–7:15 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Digital haiga presentations by Terri L. French (“Dusty Roads”), Carole MacRury (“Through My Lens”), Annette Makino, Jim Swift (“Snow Goose” with Linda Papanicolaou, “Touch of Light” with Ron Moss, and “A Sense of Forest”), and Michael Dylan Welch (assorted photo-haiga). (If you want to contribute, please bring electronic versions of haiga on your computer or a flash drive to load up on our computer for presentation on a digital projector.)

8:30 p.m. Break

8:45 p.m. Anonymous haiku workshop and “Burning Questions” discussion led by Johnny Baranski

9:45 p.m. Late-night critique session for haibun, haiga, and rengay, and maybe some haiku too

10:30 p.m. Showing of “Haiku Spotlight” video (55 minutes)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome, introductions, and rounds of haiku reading, led by Michael Dylan Welch (Colman Center)

9:30 a.m. Haiku readings by Barry George and Terri L. French (we’ll consider moving to the Cathedral in the Woods, weather permitting)

10:00 a.m. “Roots and Blooms: A Reading by the Port Townsend Haiku Group” by Alison Hedlund, Margaret D. McGee, Carmi Soifer, Annika Wallendahl, and others, coordinated by Margaret McGee, featuring classic Japanese haiku paired with member haiku (Cathedral in the Woods, weather permitting)

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. “Synesthesia in Haiku” presentation by Paul Miller (an often-used technique in haiku, from Bashō to current writers; we’ll look at examples of “sense-switching” haiku and discuss the different kinds)

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. “2012 Porad Haiku Contest Results” announced by Dianne Garcia (judged by Deborah P Kolodji), with music by Dejah Léger

1:30 p.m. Group photo

1:45 p.m. “Woods and Water Ginkō” led by Ruth Yarrow (if it’s raining, we’ll do an anonymous haiku workshop or discussion session instead)

3:30 p.m. Kukai, led by Michael Dylan Welch

4:30 p.m. Break

4:45 p.m. “Poetic Truth” panel discussion with Cara Holman, Tanya McDonald, Angela Terry, and Michael Dylan Welch

6:00–6:45 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. FIFTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (cake, selected photos, and your reminiscences)

7:40 p.m. “Details of Japan” slideshow with music, by Michael Dylan Welch

7:45 p.m. Break (silent auction ends with this break)

8:00 p.m. Silent auction wrap-up

8:15 p.m. “The What and Why of Gendai Haiku” panel discussion with Johnny Baranski, Barry George, Tanya McDonald, Paul Miller, and Michael Dylan Welch

9:15 p.m. Break

9:30 p.m. THE GREAT SEABECK TALENT SHOW AND MUSIC JAM! Includes performances by our musical master of ceremonies, Dejah Léger, and YOU! (Let us know if you might have something to perform--music, dance, a poem, whatever! Bring all your musical instruments, drums, and noisemakers to join in the celebration.)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. “Renkurama” reading by everyone

9:30 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. “The Space Between” by Paul Miller (a look at the kinds of spaces between the parts of a haiku, ranging from poems where the parts are so close they “tell” the relationship to the extreme where they may not even seem related; we’ll discuss the dangers at both ends, and everything in between)

10:45 a.m. Break / clean-up

11:00 a.m. Round of haiku reading, and reflections on the weekend, led by Michael Dylan Welch

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Checkout deadline

1:30 p.m. Trip to Scenic Beach State Park and historic Emel House (carpool from Historic Inn; 15-minute drive)

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