Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2014 Schedule
See “Sound Haiku,” a report of the 2014 Seabeck Haiku Getaway by Michael Dylan Welch.
On display all weekend in the dining hall and Colman Center: “Haiga Adventure” haiga by members of the Haiga Adventure Study Group of Puget Sound Sumi Artists, coordinated by Dorothy Matthews.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Alan Pizzarelli shares his stories about a small grass-roots haiku group that included Harold G. Henderson, Cor van den Heuvel, Anita Virgil, William Higginson, and other poets who have played a major role in the popularity of English-language haiku poetry and its related forms in the West today.
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. “Haiku as Poetry” panel discussion led by Aubrie Cox, with Deborah P Kolodji, Alan Pizzarelli, John Stevenson, and Michael Dylan Welch
What is the perception of haiku by the larger poetry community and how has this perception evolved? Have we reached the point of looking at haiku as poetry and not just “the wordless poem” or “images” or shasei? What are the upsides and downsides of this evolution, and what do they mean for haiku in English?
1:50 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. “Make a Flag Book: An Elegant Haiku Keeper” craft workshop facilitated by Susan Callan
Participants will create a unique “flag book” to decorate with images and fill with haiku. All tools and materials provided, but feel free to bring your own images and specialty papers to decorate your book.
3:30 p.m. Break
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. “Haiku Chronicles: A Continued Journey into Multimedia and Podcasting” presented by Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli
Haiku Chronicles (www.haikuchronicles.com) producers and hosts Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli share their audiovisual venture in the world of podcasting. A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio files, much like a radio program. However, unlike radio, in today’s digital age a podcast can be subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device (tablets, smart phones, and more). It’s this evolution and popularization of the Internet that has made social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and podcasting emerge fast and wide in today’s digital media space, and Haiku Chronicles is taking the ride. This PowerPoint presentation gives a brief intro on the history of podcasting, our own discovery of podcasting, and how and why we do it. Topics covered include: the creative and technical challenges in producing each episode (research, permissions, public domain, music, and so on); how poetry is a perfect medium for podcasting; how thousands of listeners have learned and shared their appreciation in gaining a better understanding of the art of haiku and related forms through our podcast series; and how fortunate we have been with all the poets and scholars who have so generously supported us by lending their voices and allowing us to share their work. We will also feature a few audio and visual clips from the podcast, plus some fun outtakes.
12:00 noon Lunch
How do Japanese haiku feature sound as the primary image or employ onomatopoeia or other sound devices? We’ll explore poems ranging chronologically from pre-Basho to modern times. We’ll also listen to the sound of the poems and examine the sound arrangements—alliteration, assonance, pacing, echoes, and more.
3:50 p.m. Coffee and tea service