2017 Yuki Teikei Asilomar Retreat

2017 Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Annual Retreat

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA

November 10 – 13, 2017 (Friday – Monday)

Each year the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society hosts a long weekend haiku poetry retreat at Asilomar Conference Center, located along a dramatic section of the Monterey California coastline.  The retreat is designed to inspire and nurture the creative spirit of haiku poets from near and far.  Guest speakers will offer insight into the process of writing haiku.  And the program is designed to allow ample time for attendees to wander and write in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.  Opportunities are also available for poets to share their work and participate in group writing collaborations.

Our featured guest speaker this year will be John Stevenson. He is a haiku poet, Japanese literature scholar, past president of the Haiku Society of America, former editor of Frogpond, and current managing editor of The Heron’s Nest. John is a founding member of the Route 9 Haiku Group (Upstate Dim Sum). He was one of the organizers of Haiku North America 2015, at Union College, Schenectady, New York. Here are three of John’s favorite haiku:

Colonel Mustard            fireflies           last pieces
in the library...          beyond              of a jigsaw puzzle...
winter night               the sarcasm         filling in the skies

Other special presentations at this retreat will include: a traditional Kukai (a Japanese haiku contest);  haiga presentations; a dress-up renku party; announcement of the winners of the 2017 Tokutomi Haiku Contest; and presentation of the 2017 YTHS Anthology.

We are very excited John Stevenson has accepted our invitation to join us this year. We hope to see many of our haiku friends there.

Full conference fee + shared room (3/rm) + 9 meals
$ 540
Full conference fee + shared room (2/rm) + 9 meals
$ 580
Full conference fee + single room + 9 meals
$ 865
Conference fee only
$ 100

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

Please mail the registration form below with your check

(made out to Yuki Teikei Haiku Society) to our retreat registrar:

              Clysta Seney
              307 Los Padres Blvd.
              Santa Clara, CA 95050

For further information, you can contact Clysta at  greenrhythm@igc.org

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