photo©Alan Summers 2009
.Alan Summers of With Words presents two FREE events
with Roberta Beary at the Royal Festival Hall
Saturday 5th September, 10.45a.m. to 1.00p.m.
Royal Festival Hall
South Bank Centre, London
Roberta Beary: a reading
photo©Alan Summers 2009 _______________________second photo by Mike Keville
The first photo is of Roberta giving fascinating insights into her own life as well as haiku in America. The second photo is when we caught up with Mike Keville who took this amusing picture when I invited a lovely couple we didn't know to pose with Roberta Beary, Annie Bachini, and Matthew Paul as well as myself. The couple had apologised for getting in the way so I just had to include them in the picture! They also happen to be REAL cockneys born within the sound of Bow Bells!
Pestival: The Spirit of Issa
We're going on a haiku writing walk (ginko)!
Roberta Beary, with Alan Summers, roving Japan-UK 150 haiku & renga poet-in-residence, will visit various Pestival events, pausing amongst the insects for inspiration.
This event includes a FREE With Words Haiku Journal notebook.
Haiku Post-its with single insect-themed haiku or senyru on them were left strategically by Roberta Beary, and other haiku poets at various places for the passing public to discover.
Towards the end of the day Mike Keville and myself caught up with Sprite who is a delightful French/English haiku writer I've only previously known on haiku internet sites.
in and out
of the lovers' quarrel
Basho Haiku Challenge Chapbook:
Lilliput Review/Modest Proposal Chapbook series (2009)
a word on my tongue
and the bumblebee
(Dec 2004 British Haiku Society)
Where to find the Royal Festival Hall & Poetry Library
What is Pestival?! Click onto Pestival and buzz over to all the events!
Alan Summers & Karen Hoy are now Call of the Page,
formerly With Words.
We run online courses and various events: