A Haiku invitation
into the present moment of Nature
Thursday evening, July 12 to Saturday evening, July 14
at Rolling Ridge Study Retreat (near Harpers Ferry, WV)

Join us on a retreat where we will learn how the practice of haiku poetry can take us into the direct immediate experience of Nature.

Poems that invite us to use all of our five senses help us to connect with and explore more deeply the small details of the natural world going on around us as we walk the woods alone and with others.

Morning workshops with Jeannie and afternoon workshops with Robin will be interspersed with haiku walks, writing, and time for solitude

Jeannie Martin, author of Clear Water: a haiku invitation into our luminous, sacred world, has been writing and teaching haiku for over 15 years.  She has published haiku in a number of journals and anthologies, has written several small books of haiku poetry, and is a regular presenter at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.  She also works with formerly homeless men in Boston and is a Faculty Field Advisor at Smith College School of Social Work in Northampton, Ma.


Robin White is the founding editor of Akitsu Quarterly, a haiku journal, and is the hostess of the Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces in Deerfield, New Hampshire.  She is also a potter, beekeeper, gardener, Reiki Master, and Licensed Nursing Assistant caring fordementia/Alzheimer’s patients, privately and in the community for over 25 years, from advanced stages through hospice


Rolling Ridge Study Retreat is located just south of Charles Town, WV on 1400 acres of wilderness in the foothills of the Blue Ridge between the Shenandoah River and the Appalachian Trail. Deer, turtles, birds, frogs, butterflies, and grasshoppers call these hiking trails, woodlands, streams, waterfalls, and open meadow Home.  


Cost of the Retreat (includes 7 home-cooked meals):
o $245 – single room
o $195/person –shared room (invite a friend if you like)
o $150 – camping (bring your own tent)
o Partial scholarships available as needed

For further information, please contact Robin White at hermithrush@metrocast.net

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