Writing Haiku as Sacred Art

Saturday, October 21, 2023; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Facilitator(s): Vicky Curtiss


Writing Haiku As Sacred Art Website


Living in the present moment with attentiveness using all our senses is a spiritual practice enhanced by writing haiku. Haiku is a brief poem, usually of three lines with 17 syllables or fewer, that originated in Japan. Traditionally haiku included a nature image and seasonal reference but has expanded in English to capture a variety of moments within our everyday days—moments in which we can recognize the Sacred. Writing prompts and contemplative walks will fuel our creativity and awareness throughout the day.

Saturday, October 21, 2023
9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost of $60 includes the noon meal

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About the Facilitators

Vicky CurtissVicky Curtiss

Vicky Curtiss leads retreats and programs, offers spiritual guidance for individuals, and collaboratively oversees and prepares for the annual retreat and program offerings sponsored by the Siena Retreat Center. She has an M. Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for forty years as an ordained clergyperson in the roles of pastor, spiritual director, and presbytery executive. She has also been the director of three non-profits with mission outreach. Vicky loves reading, quilting, watching films, being in nature, and engaging in anti-racism work.