Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2022 Schedule

Welcome to Seabeck!

Were developing a great schedule for you at the 2022 Seabeck Haiku Getaway! Our weekend theme is “crossing bordersand our featured guest is Cristina Rascón, visiting from Veracruz, Mexico, who will give several featured presentations and workshops. Other events include writing workshops, anonymous critique sessions, readings, presentations, haiku writing time, a panel discussion, and more. Write Now sessions are brief haiku writing exercises, and we’ll have four of them this weekend, where we invite you to write spontaneously. All events take place in the new Pines building unless indicated otherwise. Fall colors will be vibrant, too! If you have silent auction or book fair items to set up, you can do so at any time. Please also prepare a haiku handout or trifold to share with about 50 to 60 attendees (optional). Per state guidelines, masks are optional, but you are welcome to wear them if you prefer. The following schedule is minimal at this point to give you a basic idea of what to expect, and we’ll update it as details fall into place. See you at Seabeck!


On display all weekend in the Pines building:

Weekend theme: Crossing Borders


PARTIAL/TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:


Thursday, October 27, 2022

4:00 p.m. Check in at Historic Inn

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Welcome by Michael Dylan Welch, including land acknowledgment

Icebreaker

Write Now

Cristina Rascón: Reading selections of her own haiku (Spanish and English) plus translations of Chiyo-ni translations (Japanese, Spanish, and Nahuatl)

Friday, October 28, 2022

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

12:00 noon Lunch

6:00 p.m. Dinner

Cristina Rascón: Indigenous Mexican Haiku (written in first-nation languages)

Michael Dudley: Croatian Haiku

John Stevenson: United Nations Haiku

Haiku Walk

Write Now

Anonymous Workshop

Featured Readings

Late-Night Rengay

Saturday, October 29, 2022

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

12:00 noon Lunch

6:00 p.m. Dinner

Haiku Readaround

Haiku Walk

Cristina Rascón: How haiku was born in Hispanic-American literature (1919–1940)

Rena Priest (poet laureate of Washington state)

Panel discussion on the varieties of boundaries in haiku

Michael Dylan Welch: A Dying Art: Death Haiku

Anonymous Workshop

Write Now

2022 Porad Awards announced by Michelle Schaefer (judged by Lenard D. Moore)

Group Photo

Nature Walk

Featured Readings

Seabeck Kukai

Celebrating Haiku Ancestors, coordinated by Terran Campbell and Katharine Grubb

In recognition of Halloween, Obon, Day of the Dead, and All Souls Day, please join us in a ceremony honoring your haiku ancestors. We invite you to display objects such as flowers, rocks, a book from fifth grade, or haiku themselves, and pictures of people you want to honor, and to say a few words about what each of these represents for you. This is an opportunity to reflect on your own haiku/writing path and to remember who or what has motivated or inspired you. Feel free to share how you remember your poetry “ancestors” or other loved ones in your own personal way and according to your own cultural traditions, welcoming both humor and reverence. Participation is completely optional—we want everyone to feel comfortable.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Check-out time!

Write Now

Cristina Rascón: Mexican Saijiki (plus writing exercise)


Happy Halloween!