Autumn Light – Writing Haiku From Nature’s Sacred Text

A one-day retreat for creative contemplation

Hosted by: Stillpoint at Beckside retreat center

Presented by: Margaret D. McGee


Date and Time: Saturday, October 20     9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Stillpoint at Beckside, 1625 Huntley Road, Bellingham 98226

Cost: $40 for the day. (Please bring a sack lunch.)

Registration is required. 

To register, contact Linda Conroy, Retreat Facilitator at Stillpoint at Beckside:, 360 733 9414.

Using nature as our sacred text, we will find creative expression in writing haiku inspired by the steps of lectio divina:

  • Listening with the heart
  • Opening to unfolding creation
  • Responding in love
  • Resting in silence

Our responses to unfolding creation will be shaped in the form of haiku, brief poems that capture the heart of a moment. Participants have the opportunity to write haiku individually, as well as in linked verse with others, making a circle of creative communion.

No poetry writing experience needed to have fun writing haiku at this retreat.