Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2018 Schedule
Our theme for the weekend is “Haiku In Plain Sight” (focusing on the sense of sight), and our featured guest is Abigail Friedman. We’re also celebrating the 30th anniversary of Haiku Northwest and we’re the official 50th anniversary retreat for the Haiku Society of America. Events include writing workshops, anonymous critique sessions, nature walks, presentations, haiku writing time, and more—such as our ever-popular talent show! All events take place in the Meeting House 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!
On display all weekend at the Meeting House:
“Haiga Adventure” haiga mobiles and sumi-e by members of the Haiga Adventure Study Group of Puget Sound Sumi Artists, coordinated by Dorothy Matthews.
“Mixed Haiga and Artist Trading Cards” display by Linda Papanicolaou
“Twenty-Four Shikishi” from the American Haiku Archives exhibit at the California State Library, with translations by Michael Dylan Welch and Emiko Miyashita
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. “A Turn on a Familiar Path: Recreating and Walking a Labyrinth in an Ancient Form” led by Margaret D. McGee
This observing workshop explores how to go deeper into perceptual experience. We’ll use all our senses—sight, sound, smell, touch, taste—to heighten attention to the haiku moment and its imagery. We’ll also play with creative movement, using body awareness to focus on essential observations, discovering a whole-body approach that brings us closer to insight. Bring along a haiku in progress or start afresh with photographic prompts. Our goal is to create new possibilities for your poem.
3:50: p.m. Break
Book artist Susan Callan provides you with a kit, including your choice of size and color materials, to make your own “blizzard book” using origami folds to fashion a handmade creation with pockets and a card holder. All supplies provided, and each participant will leave with a finished book.
6:30–7:15 p.m. Dinner
1. Meeting House, downstairs, led by Susan Constable
8:25 p.m. Break
All Seabeck retreat attendees are invited to submit up to five haiga for this digital presentation. All forms of haiga are invited: traditional inkbrush painting or other art haiga, digital art, and photography. Haiga submissions should be good-quality jpeg images, at least 800 x 800 pixels. Submit to Linda Papanicolaou at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject header "Seabeck Haiga." The deadline for submission is September 15, 2018. For examples of haiga, please visit Haiga Online, and see Linking and Leaping: A Haiga Primer.
9:55 p.m. Break
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Our guest speaker asks us, how important is cultural context in appreciating and understanding haiku? Is the author’s personal background relevant to our reading of haiku? To the extent that cultural context adds to a haiku, how do we go about gathering the right information? As haiku poets, how much context do we wish to provide others when we communicate our own haiku? PowerPoint presentation followed by discussion.
12:00 noon Lunch