2018 Yuki Teikei Asilomar Retreat

2018 Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Annual Retreat

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA

November 9 – 12, 2018 (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.

Professor Steven Carter will be our special guest speaker this year. He is a haiku poet, a retired professor of Japanese Literature, a writer of eleven books and numerous articles on pre-modern Japanese Literature, and is an award winning translator and teacher. His most recent book is Haiku Before Haiku: From the Renga Masters to Basho (Columbia University Press, 2011). He will give a lecture, a reading and lead a workshop.

Other retreat events will include: a traditional kukai led by Patricia Machmiller; a dress up renku party; an art party; a haiga event; a taiko performance; the announcement of the 2018 Tokutomi Haiku Contest; and the presentation of the 2018 YTHS Anthology.

We are fortunate to have Steven Carter join us at the retreat.  Hope to see 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
$ 843
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:

              Greg Longenecker
              415 S. Carmelo Ave.
              Pasadena, CA 91107

For further information, you can contact Greg at  gjlongenecker@yahoo.com

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