Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2009 Schedule

Events include anonymous workshops, haiku walks, discussions, presentations, slideshows, a favorite haiku session, show and tell, haiku and renku writing time, and more! Our featured guest is Penny Harter.

Friday, October 16, 2009

1:00 p.m.            For early-arrivers, meet at Reeser House to carpool for a walk at nearby Scenic Beach State Park (leaving for the beach by 1:30 p.m.; 10-minute drive)

4:00 p.m.            Check in starts at Reeser House (after check-in, socialize at Reeser House or explore the lagoon, antique shop, dock, and beachfront)

6:30 p.m.            Dinner at the dining hall (all meals here)

7:30 p.m.            Welcome, introductions, and rounds of haiku reading, led by Michael Dylan Welch

8:15 p.m.            Break

8:30 p.m.            Haiku Hopscotch: From Haiku, to Sequences, to Haibun” reading by Penny Harter, with music by Dejah Leger

9:00 p.m.            “Favorite Haiku” session, led by Michael Dylan Welch

10:00 p.m.          Haiku Moments: Seeing into the Nature of Things,” slide show by Carole MacRury

10:15 p.m.          For die-hards: Anonymous haiku workshop session 1 (poems pulled from the Haiku Hat)


Saturday, October 17, 2009

7:00 a.m.            Silent centering, with Christopher Herold

8:00–8:45 a.m.    Breakfast

9:00 a.m.            “Haiku Show and Tell,” led by Tanya McDonald

9:50 a.m.            Break

10:00 a.m.          “Feathering the Moment Again,” led by Christopher Herold

11:00 a.m.          Break

11:10 a.m.          “Rose Parades and Shore Birds: How the Southern California Haiku Study Group Uses Kigo in Its Monthly Workshops,” by Debbie P Kolodji

12:00 noon         Lunch

1:30 p.m.           What Might Have Happened When Socho and Basho Wrote Linked Verse?” by Richard Tice

2:00 p.m.           Shifting the Focus: To the Pine and Beyond with Longer Poetry and Haibun” by Penny Harter

3:00 p.m.           Ginko (if it’s raining, we’ll do an anonymous haiku workshop instead)

4:00 p.m.           Tan-renga writing session, led by Christopher Herold, with assistance from Karma Tenzing Wangchuk and Penny Harter

6:00–6:45 p.m.   Dinner

7:00 p.m.           “Haiku—the Sacred Art” by Margaret McGee

7:15 p.m.           “Knowing the Tide’s Change: Haiku from Pacific,” reading by Ce Rosenow

7:30 p.m.           “Learning from Shugyo Takaha” by Michael Dylan Welch

8:15 p.m.           Break

8:30 p.m.           Kukai

9:30 p.m.           “Open Window” slide show and reading by Michael Dylan Welch

10:00 p.m.         Anonymous haiku workshop session 2 (poems pulled from the Haiku Hat)


Sunday, October 18, 2009

7:00 a.m.           Silent centering, with Christopher Herold

8:00–8:45 a.m.   Breakfast

9:00 a.m.           Reach for the Stars: Creating a Haiku Galaxy,” workshop led by Penny Harter

10:00 a.m.         Break (silent auction ends)

10:10 a.m.         “Where Do We Go From Here? The Haiku Society of America in 2010 and Beyond,” led by Ce Rosenow

11:00 a.m.         Round of haiku reading (reading from poem sheets), and reflections on the weekend

12:00 noon         Lunch

1:00 p.m.           Checkout deadline

1:30 p.m.           Trip to Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve (carpool; 20-minute drive)