Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2016 Schedule

Our theme for the weekend is Smelling the Roses (focusing on the sense of smell), and our featured guest is Sonja Arntzen. Events include writing workshops, anonymous critique sessions, haiku walks, presentations, haiku and renku writing time, and more! More, as in a bang-up talent show and music jam/games night! All events take place upstairs in the Colman Center at the Seabeck Conference Center unless indicated otherwise. Selected activities, especially on Saturday, will connect with Halloween and the Day of the Dead, complete with a night-time walk to the historic Seabeck cemetery. Fall colors should be vibrant, too! If you have silent auction or book fair items to set up, you can do so at any time in Colman Center (auction item donations downstairs, book fair upstairs). The following schedule is subject to minor adjustments. Hope you can join us!

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On display all weekend in the dining hall and Colman Center: “Haiga Adventure” haiga and sumi-e by members of the Haiga Adventure Study Group of Puget Sound Sumi Artists, coordinated by Dorothy Matthews.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

4:00 p.m. Check-in starts at the Historic Inn (see the Seabeck campus map); 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, and round of haiku reading (read from haiku handouts),

led by Michael Dylan Welch and Angela Terry

7:50 p.m. Hokey-pokey break

8:00 p.m. “Ferry Line-Up” poetry reading by our featured guest, Sonja Arntzen

8:20 p.m. Write Now — Angela Terry: “The Scent of Song” (instant haiku-writing session)

8:35 p.m. “Haiga and Sumi-e,” presented by Darlene Dihel and Dorothy Matthews, sumi artists and teachers, Haiga Adventure Study Group of Puget Sound Sumi Artists, describing the weekend’s art installation and our sticky note haiku activity

8:50 p.m. Break

9:00 p.m. Featured haiku reading by Diane Garcia

9:10 p.m. Write Now — Michael Dylan Welch: “The Stink of Politics” (instant senryu-writing session)

9:25 p.m. Break

9:30 p.m. Anonymous haiku workshop

10:15 p.m. Write Now — late-night rengay writing for die-hards

Friday, October 28, 2016

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Workshop choices:

1. “Haiku Targets,” by Michael Dylan Welch (beginner workshop, upstairs)

2. “Scent and Memory,” haibun workshop by Margaret Chula (downstairs)

9:50 a.m. Break

9:55 a.m. Frameless Sky video by Chrissi Villa

10:00 a.m. “Sniffing Out Haiku in the Waka Tradition,” by Sonja Arntzen

10:30 a.m. Break

10:35 a.m. Write Now — Chandra Bales: “The Scent of the Season” (instant haiku-writing session)

10:50 a.m. “All About Mushrooms,” presentation and nature walk led by David Berger

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Memorial reading for Marilyn Sandall, led by Terran Campbell and Angela Terry

1:10 p.m. “Image and Imagination in the Chinese Poetic Tradition,” by Richard John Lynn, professor emeritus, University of Toronto, and translator of the I-Jing and the Daodejing

1:55 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. “First You Boil Water,” Seabeck tea ceremony led by Ellen Ankenbrock, Shelley Baker-Gard, and Carolyn Winkler

2:50 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. “Four Sheets to the Seabeck Wind,” renku-writing session led by Sonja Arntzen

4:25 p.m. Stretch break

4:30 p.m. “Painting Haiku,” reading and art presentation by Jay Friedenberg

4:55 p.m. Write Now — Lynne Jambor: “The Scent of Cooking” (instant haiku-writing session)

5:10 p.m. Walk to Cathedral in the Woods (if the weather cooperates)

5:20 p.m. Featured haiku readings at the Cathedral in the Woods:

    • Portland Haiku Group: Shelley Baker-Gard, Johnny Baranski, Jim Rodriguez, and Carolyn Winkler (25 minutes)

    • Chandra Bales and Barbara Snow (20 minutes)

    • The Bluebird’s Cry: Chrissi Villa (10 minutes)

    • Seven Suns / Seven Moons: Michael Dylan Welch and Tanya McDonald (10 minutes)

6:30–7:15 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. “Journey to Japan: A Haiku Travelogue” with Annette and Maya Makino

7:55 p.m. Break

8:00 p.m. Featured haiku reading by Margaret Chula and Leanne Mumford

8:25 p.m. “My Australian Haiku” by Leanne Mumford

8:40 p.m. Break

8:45 p.m. “Haiku Rocks,” craft activity led by Angela Naccarato

9:40 p.m. Write Now — John Stevenson: “The Scent of Childhood” (instant haiku-writing session)

9:55 p.m. Break

10:00 p.m. Anonymous haiku workshop

10:30 p.m. Write Now — late-night rengay for die-hards, and informal sharing of digital haiga

Saturday, October 29, 2016

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome, introductions, and round of haiku reading, led by Angela Terry and Michael Dylan Welch

9:20 a.m. Write Now — Johnny Baranski: “Goblins and Ghosts” (instant haiku-writing session)

9:35 a.m. “Associative Linking: An Aesthetic Constant in Japanese Literature,” by Sonja Arntzen

10:30 a.m. Break

10:35 a.m. “Making Sense of Smell,” haiku writing workshop led by Angela Terry and Michael Dylan Welch

11:30 a.m. Break

11:35 a.m. “Photographing Haiku,” presented by Hisao Mogi, president of the Rainier Haiku Ginsha, Japanese-language haiku group in Seattle

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. 2016 Porad Haiku Award results announced by Richard Tice and Angela Terry, judged by Charles Trumbull, with flute music by James Rodriguez

1:20 p.m. Group photo

1:40 p.m. “Day of the Dead,” presentation by Angela Terry

1:45 p.m. Write Now — Carolyn Winkler and Angela Terry: “The Scent of the Dead” (instant haiku-writing session)

2:00 p.m. Break

2:05 p.m. “The Weather-Beaten Jizo: Shikoku Pilgrimage Haiku by Shuji Niwano,” presentation by Michael Dylan Welch

2:55 p.m. Coffee and tea service break

3:00 p.m. 2016 Seabeck Kukai, facilitated by Michael Dylan Welch (poems submitted should be written at or about Seabeck or be recent poems about autumn subjects)

4:00 p.m. Break

4:10 p.m. “Halloween and Horror,” haiku workshop led by Jacquie Pearce

5:00 p.m. Zombie shoulder-rub break

5:10 p.m. “Mask-Making,” Halloween craft activity led by Angela Terry and Carolyn Winkler

6:00–6:45 p.m. Dinner

6:50 p.m. Night walk to the historic Seabeck cemetery (leave from the dining hall; bring flashlights; still on even if it's raining)

8:15 p.m. Mask dance and procession, led by Carolyn Winkler (meet downstairs in Colman)


Includes performances by our droll master of ceremonies, Katharine Grubb Hawkinson, and YOU! (Let us know if you might have something to perform—music, dance, a poem, whatever!)

10:00 p.m. Play Time—Music Jam and Games Partay, led by Vicki McCullough

(bring all your musical instruments, drums, and noisemakers to join in the celebration, and bring a favorite board or table game too)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Silent auction wrap-up

9:30 a.m. “The Scent of Japanese Haiku,” presentation by Richard Tice

9:55 a.m. Break / clean-up

10:00 a.m. “Utamakura: Place as a Pillow for Poetry,” by Sonja Arntzen

10:30 a.m. Write Now — Vicki McCullough: “The Scent of Memory” (instant haiku-writing session)

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

Additional Afternoon Activities

2:00 p.m. Drive to Scenic Beach State Park

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