Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017 Schedule

Our theme for the weekend is “A Taste of Haiku” (focusing on the sense of taste), and our featured guest is Scott Mason. Events include writing workshops, anonymous critique sessions, haiku walks, presentations, haiku writing time, and more—such as our ever-popular talent show! All events take place in the Meeting House (new for us this year) at the Seabeck Conference Center unless indicated otherwise. 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 the Meeting House. The following schedule is subject to minor adjustments. See you at Seabeck!

Go to 2017 registration page

On display all weekend at the Meeting House: “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 26, 2017

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, round of haiku reading (read from haiku handouts), and Haiku Bingo, led by Michael Dylan Welch and Angela Terry

7:50 p.m. “A Taste of Sound Play” featured reading by Scott Mason

8:10 p.m. Break

8:15 p.m. “On the Tokaido Road” by Terry Ann Carter

8:30 p.m. “Savoring/Savouring Anna Vakar: Book Launch and Remembrance” by Vicki McCullough

8:45 p.m. Write Now: “Unsavory Characters” by Michelle Schaefer

9:00 p.m. Break

9:10 p.m. “Street Guided Meditation” video haiga [link]

9:20 p.m. Anonymous Haiku Workshop, led by Michael Dylan Welch

10:00 p.m. Write Now: “Rengay for Die-Hards” led by Michael Dylan Welch

Friday, October 27, 2017

7:30 a.m. “Collective Meditation” led by Nicholas Klacsanzky

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Workshop choices:

1. “Introducing Haiku” by Tanya McDonald (beginner workshop, downstairs)

2. “Haiku Is _______” by Michael Dylan Welch (advanced workshop, upstairs)

9:50 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Sumi-e and Haiga Exhibit by Dorothy Matthews

10:10 a.m. Etegami Postcard Painting Workshop, led by Darlene Dihel, assisted by Dorothy Matthews and Melinda Brottem

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Write Now: “Food for the Soul” by Elehna de Sousa

1:15 p.m. Write Now: “Family Stew” by Kathabela Wilson, with flute music by Rick Wilson

1:30 p.m. Break

1:35 p.m. Write Now: “Ekphrastic Mandala Haiku” by Ruth Marcus

2:00 p.m. Readings at Cathedral in the Woods

1. “The Wonder Code” — Johnny Baranski, Susan Constable, Ida Freilinger, Tanya McDonald,

Barbara Snow, John Stevenson, Angela Terry, Michael Dylan Welch, Kathabela Wilson [15 minutes]

2. “Gossamer Threads” — Elehna de Sousa [10 minutes]

3. “Zen and Son” — Nicholas Klacsanzky [10 minutes]

2:45 p.m. “Ripe” kasen renku — Julie Emerson, David Berger, and Jacquie Pearce

3:00 p.m. “Buried Treasure: Hood Canal and Haiku” by David Berger

3:30 p.m. Down by the Sound (nature walk to the waterfront; high tide at 10:43 a.m., low tide at 6:47 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. “Haiku: A State of Wonder” by Scott Mason

5:25 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. “A Taste of Japanese Haiku” by Richard Tice

6:00–6:45 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. “Taste the Wind: Haiku Kites” craft workshop by James Rodriguez

7:55 p.m. Break

8:00 p.m. “Mathematical Thoughts in Ancient Chinese Poems” by Hao Shen

8:25 p.m. Break

8:30 p.m. Bookfair Browsing (tells us what you’ve got for sale)

9:00 p.m. Anonymous Haiku Workshop, led by Susan Constable

9:55 p.m. Break

10:00 p.m. “From a Silk Cocoon” movie (57 minutes)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:30 a.m. “Collective Meditation” led by Nicholas Klacsanzky

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. “Skywriting: Learning Haiku from Annie Dillard” by Michael Dylan Welch

9:55 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. “Tap into Wonder” haiku workshop by Scott Mason

11:00 a.m. Seabeck Discoveries (free time to explore the lagoon, waterfront, historic cemetery, or the woods—and to find some new discoveries)

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. 2017 Porad Haiku Award results announced by contest coordinators Richard Tice and Kathleen Tice, and by judge Terry Ann Carter, with flute music by James Rodriguez

1:30 p.m. Group Photo

1:50 p.m. “A Taste of Haiku” experiential writing workshop led by Angela Terry

2:50 p.m. Coffee and tea service break

3:00 p.m. 2017 Seabeck Kukai, facilitated by Michael Dylan Welch

(poems submitted should be written at or about Seabeck or be recent poems about autumn subjects)

3:50 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. “Personal Taste in Haiku” panel discussion featuring Terry Ann Carter, Scott Mason, John Stevenson, and Michael Dylan Welch

4:50 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Anonymous Haiku Workshop, led by Lynne Jambor

6:00–6:45 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Silent Auction Wrap-Up

7:20 p.m. Break

7:30 p.m. YE GRANDE OLD SEABECK TALENT SHOW! Includes performances by YOU!

(Let us know if you might have something to perform—music, dance, a poem, whatever!)

9:30+ p.m. See-what-happens time for writing and reading haiku, and informal sharing of digital haiga

Sunday, October 29, 2017

7:30 a.m. “Collective Meditation” led by Nicholas Klacsanzky

8:00–8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Anonymous Haiku Workshop, led by Johnny Baranski

9:45 a.m. Write Now: “Seasonal Food Words” by Michael Dylan Welch

10:00 a.m. Break / Clean-up

10:15 a.m. “Dandelion Globes and Hand Grenades—Haiku that Move Us” by Scott Mason

11:00 a.m. Break / Clean-up

11:15 a.m. “Seabeck Comics” by Jessica Tremblay, 2017 Seabeck cartoonist in residence

11:30 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

Optional afternoon activity to be announced

Thank you for your participation!