Mineral Point Hosts 3-Day Haiku Retreat

Mineral Point’s Foundry Books hosts a free three-day haiku retreat beginning Friday. The retreat will feature a launch party for Brambles, the anthology from last year’s Cradle of the American Haiku Festival, writers reading their haiku, an hour of silence meant to encourage contemplation and writing, workshops, a potluck picnic and more. Everyone is invited to come and listen to the readings. See the schedule below or, for more information, contact Gayle Bull at (608) 987-4363 or info@foundrybooks.com.

2013 Haiku Retreat

(all events at The Foundry Books, 105 Commerce St., Mineral Point)

 Friday, June 21

  • 3 p.m.                  Registration begins
  • 5:30 p.m.             Opening reception potluck
  • 7 p.m.                  Launch party and readings from Brambles, the anthology from Cradle of the American Haiku Festival 3
  • 8 p.m.                  Open reading

 Saturday, June 22

  • 8:30 a.m.              Farmer’s Market
  • 9:30 a.m.              Coffee and conversation
  • 10-11 a.m.            Hour of SILENCE
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.      Free time for reading, writing, lunch or even more silence if you prefer
  • 1-3 p.m.                Informal workshops
  • 3-4 p.m.                Large-group recap of workshops
  • 7 p.m.                   Potluck Picnic
  • 8 p.m.                   Open reading

Sunday, June 23: Times and events to be announced.

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