Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2021
Our fourteenth annual Haiku Northwest haiku retreat will happen at the end of October 2021! We will be staying in comfortable accommodations across the lagoon from Hood Canal at the Seabeck Conference Center, and hopefully meeting in the brand-new Pines building—hope you’ll join us!
October 28–31, 2021, IN PERSON
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (registration opens August 1, 2021)
Covid-19 Considerations (everyone’s safety is extremely important to us)
A Note on Vaccinations: Haiku Northwest, after a board discussion, has decided that it will require full vaccination for all attendees at Seabeck this year (consequently, having just a negative Covid test is not enough). We feel that full vaccination will increase everyone's confidence in attending and improve everyone's safety. If this decision makes you feel unfairly excluded from attending (if you are not able to get the vaccination or receive a second dose for whatever reason), please let us know (email Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com). As part of the registration process, a scan or photo of your vaccination card must be sent to our registrar.
Our Accommodations: We fully expect the new Pines building to be finished in time for our haiku weekend, and it looks like our group might be among the very first to use it. In case it’s not quite finished in time, however, please be aware that we may have to be reassigned to other accommodations at the conference center. Although this might be a last-minute change, we expect everyone to be accommodated just as comfortably as in previous years. We appreciate your patience and understanding if we need to make any changes. Read more about Seabeck accommodations, including photos and layout maps.
Covid Cancellations: If the pandemic situation should change and our retreat becomes prohibited, we have been assured by the Seabeck Conference Center that we will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel because your comfort level changes after you register, please contact us and we will do everything we can to refund your payment. Our registration of accommodations usually requires us to meet a minimum quota relative to the number of rooms we reserve, or pay the difference, but the conference center is willing to be flexible on the quota this year. If our in-person event becomes impossible, we will reschedule our event on Zoom.
2021 Haiku Northwest Retreat
Five-minute YouTube video about the 100th anniversary of the Seabeck Conference Center and see Seabeck scenery.
2019 video of attendees reading their haiku and video of six featured readers [YouTube links coming soon]
2019 retreat photos day one, day two, day three, and day four (held October 24–29) (coming soon)
2018 retreat photos day one, day two, day three, and day four (held October 25–28) (coming soon)
2014 retreat photos part one and part two (held October 16–19) plus Faces and Name Badges from the 2014 Seabeck Haiku Getaway (all coming soon),
2013 retreat photos part one and part two (held October 10–13) plus Faces and Name Badges from the 2013 Seabeck Haiku Getaway (all shown above)
and Jessica Tremblay’s Old Pond Comics Goes to Seabeck (2013)
2012 retreat photos (held October 11–14) plus Faces and Name Badges from the 2012 Seabeck Haiku Getaway
2011 retreat photos (held October 13–16)
2010 retreat photos (held November 4–7)
2009 retreat photos (held October 16–18)
2008 retreat photos (held October 10–12)
To see a delightful short video of 2009 attendees reading their haiku, click here (also on YouTube). And read Penny Harter's report of attending the 2009 retreat (with links to additional photos and reports of the retreat), in which she says "The Seabeck Haiku Getaway was among the most enjoyable haiku events I’ve attended." And see a photo and description of the three publications produced to commemorate the 2009 retreat.
[PHOTOS COMING SOON]
[PHOTO COMING SOON]
2018 group photo, in front of the Meeting House.
2017 group photo, in front of our new meeting location, the Meeting House.
2016 group photo.
2016 group photo.
2015 group photo, on the historic bridge over the Seabeck lagoon.
2014 group photo, in front of the Seabeck Historic Inn.
2013 group photo.
2013 group photo.
2012 group photo.
2011 group photo.
2010 group photo.
2009 group photo.
2008 group photo.
Getting to Seabeck
Conference Center Location
Shuttle or Bus
What to Bring
Show and Tell
Favorite Haiku Session
In 2019 we met in the historic Meeting House, shown here [photo by Chrissi Villa], but for 2021 we will meet in the larger new Pines building, under construction until August of 2021.
We often also do a slide show of haiga using a digital projector, so please bring some of your haiga in electronic form on a USB flash drive, CD, or in another format (check our schedule to see if that will happen this year). For more information about haiga, click here.
Thursday: Please arrive and register at the Historic Inn between 4:00 and 6:00 pm. If you come earlier in the afternoon, you can explore the waterfront or other parts of Seabeck. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. or later, please join us in the Pines building.
Friday: Please arrive and register before dinner, which usually starts at 6:30 p.m. (half an hour later than usual on Friday only, but confirm on the schedule page). Check in with us at Pines if you arrive before dinner, or at dinner time come to the Historic Inn, where we'll be eating at the dining hall.
Saturday: For day visitors, please arrive and register at 9:00 a.m. (Pines). If you can't arrive by 9:00 a.m., please join us when you can.
Sunday: For day visitors, please arrive and register at 9:00 a.m. (Pines).
Michael Dylan Welch: firstname.lastname@example.org / 206-240-0871 cell or 425-836-8875
Tanya McDonald: email@example.com / 541-740-2467
Seabeck Conference Center: www.seabeck.org
Seabeck Conference Center map: https://www.seabeck.org/campus-map
Accommodation photos and layout maps: https://www.seabeck.org/housing
Seabeck Weather Report: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/98380:4:US
Seabeck 10-Day Weather Forecast: https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Seabeck+WA+98380:4:US#/!