live and in person: haiku

October 14, 2021

Seabeck Haiku Getaway, the annual haiku retreat sponsored by Haiku Northwest, will take place live and in person, Thursday, October 28, through Sunday, October 31, 2021, at the Seabeck Conference Center. Registration is still open and all the details are available on the Haiku Northwest Seabeck Haiku Getaway page.

Seabeck Haiku Getaway

September 28, 2019

It’s time to sign up for the 2019 Seabeck Haiku Getaway, October 24–27 in Seabeck, Washington. Among many other activities, this year’s program features Adam L. Kern, editor and translator of The Penguin Book of Haiku, and Ion Codrescu, a renowned haiga artist from Romania. It will also celebrate the launch of the Seabeck Haiku Walk, a series of twenty metal plaques featuring poems by Haiku Northwest members, that are being permanently installed around the Seabeck Conference Center campus. Complete schedule here and registration information here.

A couple of items have been lingering in the haiku file, with thanks to Michael Dylan Welch, who keeps us in the loop.

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is a non-profit 501(c)(6) that works to enhance Washington, DC’s Central Business District from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street NW to New Hampshire Avenue NW. Among their many initiatives is the now-annual spring-themed Golden Haiku Contest. In March 2017, more than a hundred haiku signs were installed in downtown Washington flower beds. You can see the words on the Golden Haiku Winners page.

In another bit of MDW-supplied haiku news, this one from Ottsville, Pennsylvania, Bill Waters hung two dozen of his small haiku signs (mobiles? mixed-media sculptures?) that he calls “Haiku in the Wild” as part of the Aurora Alpaca and Llama Farm annual Llamapaloosa. Photos here.

As long as we’re on the subject, you may want to note for your calendar that Haiku North America 2017 takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 13–17, 2017, and the tenth-anniversary Haiku Northwest Seabeck Haiku Getaway will be held October 26–29, 2017, at the Seabeck Conference Center (2017 isn’t posted yet, but here’s a link to the 2016 conference page). ‘Sense of taste’ is this year’s theme.

haiku haiku

September 9, 2016

Haiku Northwest

If haiku is on your radar, here are two bits of information from Haiku Northwest (via Michael Dylan Welch) that might interest you:

  • The thirteenth annual Porad Haiku Award is accepting haiku submissions for just one more week. The deadline is Thursday, September 15, 2016. The 2016 judge is Charles Trumbull, former president of the Haiku Society of America and editor emeritus of Modern Haiku magazine.
  • The Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2016 doesn’t take place until October 27–30, but you can save money by registering now. Early registration ends on Friday, September 23.

Follow the links for additional details on each of these haiku opportunities.

Haiku Getaway…

September 20, 2012

Haiku Northwest

Sometimes it seems like writers’ retreats are more about retreating than writing. Well, if you are looking for a getaway that offers plenty of both, and if you’re interested in haiku, you should definitely have a look at the packed schedule for the 2012 Seabeck Haiku Getaway, October 11-14, sponsored by Haiku Northwest and the Haiku Society of America.

The event takes place on Western Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula at the Seabeck Conference Center, wooded grounds next to a lagoon and a marina on Hood Canal, with lovely views across the tidal water to the Olympic Mountains. The featured speaker will be Paul Miller, current treasurer for the Haiku Society of America, and incoming editor for Modern Haiku magazine, and the schedule looks terrific. Have a look. Go.

Seabeck Conference Center
Join Haiku Northwest on the weekend of October 13–16, 2011 (Thursday through Sunday), at the Seabeck Conference Center by the water on the Kitsap Peninsula for a relaxing and productive haiku retreat.

Early registration deadline: Must be postmarked by TODAY, September 7, 2011.

For complete details, photos of past retreats and a registration form, visit the Seabeck Haiku Getaway page on the Haiku Northwest site.

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