Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2013 Schedule

Events include writing workshops, anonymous critique sessions, haiku walks, presentations, haiku and renku writing time, and more! All events take place upstairs in the Colman Center at the Seabeck Conference Center unless indicated otherwise. Our featured guest is Marco Fraticelli, publisher of King’s Road Press haiku books and longtime leader in the Haiku Canada organization. The following schedule is subject to minor adjustments. Hope you can join us!

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On display all weekend in the dining room and Colman Center: “Haiga Adventure” haiga by members of the
Haiga Adventure Study Group of Puget Sound Sumi Artists.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

4:00 p.m.             Check-in starts at the Historic Inn; before or after check-in, socialize in the lobby of the Historic Inn (dining hall) or explore the lagoon, antique shop, dock, and beachfront
6:00–6:45 p.m.  Dinner at the dining hall (all meals here)
7:00 p.m.             Welcome, introductions, and rounds of haiku reading, led by Michael Dylan Welch
7:30 p.m.             “By the Other Ocean” haiku reading by our featured guest, Marco Fraticelli
7:45 p.m.             Icebreakers and Haiku Bingo, led by Kathabela Wilson and Michael Dylan Welch
8:45 p.m.             Break
9:00 p.m.             A reading of Windfall (the 2012 Seabeck anthology)
9:15 p.m.             “Renkurama,” daily writing prompts, and “crankie” workshop introduced by Michael Dylan Welch (each activity continues all weekend)
9:30 p.m.             Anonymous haiku workshop discussion and “Burning Questions” discussion led by Richard Tice

Friday, October 11, 2013


8:00–8:45 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.              “Haiku Handouts” reading led by Angela Terry
9:30 a.m.              “The French Revolution” by Jessica Tremblay (an overview of French-language haiku activity)
10:15 p.m.            Break
10:30 a.m.           “Entering the Labyrinth: Making and Walking a Spiral Labyrinth” activity led by Margaret D. McGee
11:30 a.m.           Lagoon boating or walks to the woods and water
12:00 noon          Lunch
1:00 p.m.             “The Haiku Moment vs. the Hallmark Moment” presentation by Marco Fraticelli
1:45 p.m.             T’ai chi break led by Michael Dylan Welch
2:00 p.m.             “How Long Is a Moment” workshop led by Michael Dylan Welch
3:00 p.m.             Option 1: “An Introduction to Haiku” workshop by Michael Dylan Welch (meet in Colman Center, upstairs)
                               Option 2: Truly anonymous haiku/senryu workshop led by Tanya McDonald, for those who don’t attend the introductory haiku workshop (meet in Salal lounge)
4:00 p.m.             Break
4:10 p.m.             Haiku readings by Susan Constable, Vicki McCullough, and Annette Makino
4:55 p.m.             Break
5:00 p.m.             Showing of Cloud Catching Mountains, featuring tanka and haiku by Linda Galloway with artwork by Ron C. Moss and music by Rick Wilson
5:20 p.m.             “Invitation to Tanka Reading and Writing” by Kozue Uzawa
6:30–7:15 p.m.  Dinner
7:30 p.m.             “Emily Carr’s Wild Flowers” haiku writing workshop led by Terry Ann Carter
8:30 p.m.             T’ai chi break
8:45 p.m.             Remembering Jay Gelzer
9:00 p.m.             Showing of Butterfly Dreams multimedia presentation featuring haiku translations of Japanese masters by William J. Higginson (read aloud by attendees) and photographs by Michael Lustbader
9:30 p.m.             Break
9:35 p.m.             Anonymous haiku workshop and “Burning Questions” discussion led by Michael Dylan Welch
10:30 p.m.           Late-night critique session for haibun, haiga, and rengay, and maybe some haiku too

Saturday, October 12, 2013


8:00–8:45 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.              Welcome, introductions, and rounds of haiku reading, led by Michael Dylan Welch
9:20 a.m.              Celesta Found documentary movie

Celesta Found was inspired by Marco Fraticelli’s accidental discovery of a cardboard box around 1972 in an abandoned log cabin in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The box contained paper, scraps, grocery lists, funeral notices, tax receipts, and seven diaries—all dating from the years between 1895 and 1916. Through these artifacts, the film draws us into the life of a woman who lived and died in an earlier century, a woman who, day by day, wrote herself into consciousness—and into the future. Produced, written, and narrated by Rina Fraticelli (Wildzone Films, 2003). More recently, Marco has used these diaries as inspiration for a groundbreaking new book of haibun.

10.20 a.m.           Break
10:30 a.m.           “Drifting into Haibun” presentation and workshop by Marco Fraticelli
11:30 a.m.           “Telling Family Stories” haibun presentation by Dianne Garcia
12:00 noon          Lunch
1:00 p.m.             2013 Porad haiku contest results announced by Nancy Dahlberg, judged by Ce Rosenow, with flute music by James Rodriguez
1:30 p.m.             Group photo
1:45 p.m.             Cemetery and woods walk led by Alice Frampton
3:00 p.m.             Haiku readings by Carmen Sterba, Terry Ann Carter, and Johnny Baranski
3:45 p.m.             Coffee and tea service
4:00 p.m.             2013 Seabeck Kukai, facilitated by Michael Dylan Welch
5:00 p.m.             “Time Travel with Haiku” writing workshop led by Jacquie Pearce
6:00–6:45 p.m.  Dinner
7:00 p.m.             “Entering the Leaf: A Haiku by E. E. Cummings” presentation by Michael Dylan Welch
8:00 p.m.             Break (silent auction ends with this break)
8:15 p.m.             Silent auction wrap-up
8:30 p.m.             THE GREAT SEABECK TALENT SHOW AND MUSIC JAM! Includes performances by our musical master of ceremonies, Dejah Léger, and YOU! (Let us know if you might have something to perform--music, dance, a poem, whatever! Bring all your musical instruments, drums, and noisemakers to join in the celebration.)

Sunday, October 13, 2013


8:00–8:45 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.              “Renkurama” reading by everyone
9:30 a.m.              “Old Pond Comics” by Jessica Tremblay (Seabeck Haiku Getaway cartoonist-in-residence)
9:45 a.m.              Break / clean-up
10:00 a.m.           “Square in the Circle” presentation of King’s Road Press books by Marco Fraticelli
10:45 a.m.           Break / clean-up
11:00 a.m.           Round of haiku reading, and reflections on the weekend, led by Michael Dylan Welch
12:00 noon          Lunch
1:00 p.m.             Checkout deadline

NEW AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES AND READING:
1:30 p.m.             Drive to Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial (convoy from Historic Inn; 45-minute drive)
2:30 p.m.             Guided tour of Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, led by Clarence Moriwaki, president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association
3:15 p.m.             Drive to Winslow (park at Bainbridge Island Art Museum), then walk two blocks to Bainbridge Island Historical Museum ($4.00 admission; $3.00 for seniors)
3:30 p.m.             Showing of 20-minute documentary on the Manzanar WWII internment camp at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and viewing of “Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar” photography exhibit
4:45 p.m.             Reception at Bainbridge Island Art Museum
5:15 p.m.             
“Haiku Travels” public poetry reading by Terry Ann Carter, Marco Fraticelli, and Michael Dylan Welch, followed by an open-mic reading, at Bainbridge Island Art Museum in Winslow, Bainbridge Island, with a display of handmade haiku books by Terry Ann Carter plus sumi-e and haiga by Puget Sound Sumi Artists, coordinated by Dorothy Matthews
6:30 p.m.             Informal dinner at a nearby restaurant


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