Poetry in the Woods


Our annual Poetry in the Woods is an inspirational weekend with renowned poet, author, and speaker, David Whyte, on our Bainbridge Island campus. David guides participants in an exploration of how imagination and creative expression can awaken the courage to simplify, to act, and to have a life worth living at the center of our endeavors.

Poetry in the Woods 2021

We’ve planned a great weekend for you, including musical performances by Owen & Moley Ó Súilleabháin. Check out all the details here.

A full refund, less a service charge of $100 per person is given for cancellations received a month prior to the event. Regrettably, no refunds can be made for all cancellations received on or after that date.

For questions about the event, please contact events@islandwood.org. Registration will open in October 2019.


Our innovative chefs showcase local, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients in exquisite meals that reflect both the current season and the bounty of the Northwest. All meals are served family style in our Dining Hall, fostering community and connection.


Our lodges combine the comfort of modern accommodations with the natural rustic beauty of the Northwest. The lodges have a total of 53 guestrooms, each with a private bathroom, and can sleep up to 200 guests. Every lodge has a spacious great room with a fireplace and seating for gathering, game-playing, reading, and relaxing. All beds on our property are made up with organic cotton bedding for a dreamy nights sleep! Wireless internet service is available throughout our campus and our staff is on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Supporting Our Work

Revenue generated from this event provides critical funding for IslandWood’s environmental education programs. Thank you for your support!