The Value of Haiku: Learning to Pay Attention and Make Connections

Jan 15th, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
- Jan 17th, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
St. Mary’s Sewanee
770 St. Mary's Lane
Sewanee, TN 37375

Program is offered online via Zoom.

Friday, January 15th, 6PM-8PM        Saturday, January 16th, 10AM-4PM            Sunday, January 17th, 10AM-12PM

This is a 3 day event – Friday evening session, Saturday 2 sessions, and conclusion on Sunday morning.

The haiku is a Japanese poetic form that consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third. The haiku developed from the hokku, the opening three lines of a longer poem known as a tanka. The haiku became a separate form of poetry in the 17th century.

Leading the retreat is LaMon Brown. LaMon is retired and living in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife of over 50 years. He and Pat have two children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. LaMon earned his undergraduate degree from Samford University and his doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. He and Pat served as missionaries with the Foreign Mission Board of the SBC from 1980 to 1991. They later served with International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches- USA from 2000 to 2009. Most of that service was in Thailand. Additionally, he has pastored churches in New York, Louisiana, and Georgia. His hobbies include writing haiku, reading, listening to music and bird-watching.

Bookings are closed for this event.