Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku (beginner and intermediate, and advanced). We also run workshops and courses on tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address: admin@callofthepage.org
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

‘Summer Haiku Almanac' Dartmoor workshop & walk


Moor Poets is a Dartmoor-based group of writers with the aim of encouraging creative writing in people of all abilities.

The ‘Summer Haiku Almanac' workshop & walk

Sunday 13 June, 10 – 4pm
Workshop leaders: Alan Summers & Karen Hoy

Venue: The Big Yurt, Oak Cottage, Spitchwick, Nr Poundsgate
Directions and parking info for this delightful riverside venue:
Pat Fleming:

Tel. : 01364 631233
Email: pat@wylde.gn.apc.org


The aim of the day is to produce haiku in Dartmoor for the creation of a Haiku Almanac: this follows in the tradition of haiku poets in Japan, who traditionally produce seasonal almanacs - Haiku Saijiki.


The workshop will include warm up exercises and group discussion/Q&A with a complimentary Haiku Journal notebook for each person.


There will also be opportunities for micro one-to-one feedback for anyone bringing previously written haiku draft poems.


THE HAIKU WALK:
‘Haiku are poems rooted in natural history and the seasons; they make us conspirators with wildlife, as nature half-writes the haiku before we've even put pen to paper.’ Alan Summers

The day will include a walk with a second complimentary Haiku Journal notebook to use for recording field-notes and/or rough drafts.


Spitchwick, River Dart image©Nick Southall

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please bring old Devon/Dartmoor colloquial terms, nicknames and sayings to help create a Haiku Saijiki for Devon.


SPECIAL OFFER:

These workshops are for members of Moor Poets, so if you’re not already a member, your first workshop fee will also automatically make you a member for this year.


Workshop Fees:
By donation, with a suggested £10 - 25 for all day.



Pens & food SUGGESTION:

Pens and paper, and a packed lunch if coming for a full day. Tea and coffee is available.


If appropriate, please bring outdoor wear (even sunscreen!) suitable for the weather and month on Dartmoor.


Moor Poets Website

http://www.moorpoets.org.uk/


Please remember:
YOUR PLACE ON WORKSHOPS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE –NUMBERS ARE OFTEN LIMITED.


To reserve your place,
call or email Jennie Osborne – 01803 840541 / jenniedancing@googlemail.com.

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