Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2023
Our sixteenth annual Haiku Northwest haiku retreat will happen at the end of October 2023! We will be staying in comfortable accommodations across the lagoon from Hood Canal at the Seabeck Conference Center, meeting in the brand-new Pines building—hope you’ll join us!
2023 Haiku Northwest Retreat
Our Accommodations: The new Pines building is ready to welcome us back. In addition to having the entire Pines building, we have additional rooms in the Spruce building, which we have used before. Our meeting space is in Pines. Read more about Seabeck accommodations, including photos and layout maps.
Covid-19 Considerations (everyone’s safety is extremely important to us)
Getting to Seabeck
Conference Center Location
Shuttle or Bus
What to Bring
In 2019 we met in the historic Meeting House, shown above (photo by Chrissi Villa), but for 2023 we will meet in the larger new Pines building (shown below).
We sometimes 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. If you arrive 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 6:00, sometimes at 6:30 p.m. (sometimes 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: email@example.com / 206-240-0871 cell or 425-836-8875
Susan Lee Roberts (registrar): firstname.lastname@example.org / 916-561-9811 cell
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#/!
Seabeck Haiku Retreat Registration Page
See you at Seabeck!
Five-minute YouTube video about the 100th anniversary of the Seabeck Conference Center and see Seabeck scenery.
2020 and 2021 retreat photos (coming soon)
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 when we can find them),
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]
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.