2019 Asilomar Retreat

2019 Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Annual Retreat

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA

November 8 – 11, 2019 (Friday – Monday)

Each year the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society hosts a long-weekend haiku poetry retreat at the Asilomar Lodge & Conference Center, located along a dramatic section of the Monterey California coastline. The retreat is designed to nurture the creative spirit of haiku poets. Guest speakers will offer insight into the process of writing haiku. The program allows time for attendees to wander and write in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. There will be opportunities for poets to share their work with each other.

Michele Root-Bernstein will be our special guest speaker this year. Michele is a well-known haiku poet, a historian, an independent scholar in creative studies affiliated with Michigan Statue University, and a teaching artist associated with the John F. Kennedy Center. She will give a lecture, a haiku reading, and lead a craft workshop.

Other retreat events will include: a traditional kukai led by Patricia Machmiller; a dress up renku party; an art party; a haiga event;  the announcement of the 2019 Tokutomi Haiku Contest results; and the presentation of the 2019 YTHS Anthology.

We are looking forward to the retreat., and hope to see many of you there.


Full conference fee + shared room (4/rm) + 9 meals
$ 547
Full conference fee + shared room (3/rm) + 9 meals
$ 586
Full conference fee + shared room (2/rm) + 9 meals
$ 667
Full conference fee + single room + 9 meals
$ 876
Conference fee only
$ 100

Deposit of $100 due by July 15.     Balance due by Sept 15.      Deadlines are firm.

Please complete the Registration Form below the dashed line, and mail it to our retreat registrar:

             Patrick Gallagher
              4938 Portalis Way
              Anacortes, WA 98221

To pay registration fees by check, make the check out to Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, and include your check with your completed Registration Form.

To pay registration fees by PayPal, send the pertinent amount (see categories above) to:


In the “Add a note” type: Asilomar 2019 and your name. When you send your completed Registration Form to the address above, indicate that fees have been paid by PayPal.

For further information, you can contact Patrick at patrick3d@me.com

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A Retreat Roster will be created with all attendees’ name, address and contact information (email address) unless you prefer to not be included.  Please check here __________if you prefer to be excluded from the list.