2016 Yuki Teikei Asilomar Retreat

2016 Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Annual Retreat

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA

November 10 – 13, 2016 (Thursday – Sunday)

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 renku.

The theme for our 2016 meeting is “Kigo / Season Words”. Our special guest speaker will be Charles Trumbull, a well-known haiku poet, scholar, editor and publisher. Having recently completed a two-year review of 10,000 Shiki haiku categorized by kigo, Mr. Trumbull will share with us his findings. He will also lead a discussion, with YTHS Dojin Patricia J. Machmiller and YTHS President Patrick Gallagher, on the role of kigo, and how kigo translates to the English language. Charles Trumbull has written a number of books, has been a long-time publisher of Modern Haiku, was a former president of HSA, and in 2013-2014 was made the 17th honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives in Sacramento, CA.

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 2016 Tokutomi Haiku Contest; and presentation of the 2016 YTHS Anthology.

We are very excited Charles Trumbull 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
$ 525
Full conference fee + shared room (2/rm) + 9 meals
$ 565
Full conference fee + single room + 9 meals
$ 775
Conference fee only
$ 100

Deposit of $100 due by June 30.     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 registrars:

               Amy Ostenso and Phillip Kennedy
               580 Irving Ave, Apt C
               Monterey, CA 93940

For further information, you can contact Amy at   amy.ostenso@cengage.com

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