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Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Karen Hoy and Alan Summers reading at Haiku & Music: Dylan Thomas Centre

Scroll down for further information 
on both events.

1. Booklaunch 
Friday 18th March, 7pm:
Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales 
the first ever Welsh national anthology of haiku poetry
Published by Gomer Press and edited by Nigel Jenkins, Ken Jones and Lynne Rees, it features haiku, tanka, haibun and somonka – in both English and Welsh – by forty poets, from Wales's haiku pioneers.

2. Music/haiku:
Peter Stacey and Friends including Karen Hoy & Alan Summers
7.30pm Saturday 19 March 2011
Admission: Full price £5; Concessions £3.50; PTL £2

Both events are at:

Dylan Thomas Centre
Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR
tel: 01792 463980
fax: 01792 463993
The focal point for fans worldwide, the Centre's home to a permanent Dylan Thomas exhibition, and year-round programme of arts events, including Dylan Thomas Festival. Explore the books and gifts in the bookshop-cafe. Talks and tours available on request. Open from 10am - 4:30pm every day including Bank Holidays. Free admission. VAQAS accredited.

1st EVENT:

Friday 18th March, 7pm:
Booklaunch  
Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales 
the first ever Welsh national anthology of haiku poetry:
http://area17.blogspot.com/2011/02/karen-hoy-appears-in-major-new-haiku.html

Karen Hoy will be reading from her work featured in the anthology at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. 

Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales
Gomer Press
ISBN: 9781848513068 

Published by Gomer Press and edited by Nigel Jenkins, Ken Jones and Lynne Rees, it features haiku, tanka, haibun and somonka – in both English and Welsh – by forty poets, from Wales's haiku pioneers.
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Karen Hoy 
was born in Newport, and lived in Caldicot, Caerphilly and Cwmbran before moving to Hertfordshire.  

She is published by Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar; Presence magazine; and British Haiku Society Journal Blithe Spirit

Karen appears in My Mother Threw Knives (Second Light Publications 2006); and was Highly Commended in the BBC Wildlife Magazine's Nature Writer of the Year competition (2009). 

In 2006 Karen founded the TV development company Gilded Lily.  She has previously worked on documentaries and wildlife films for the BBC, National Geographic, the Discovery Channels and other leading broadcasters. 

Karen is also published in the American/British haiku anthology:
2nd EVENT

Music/haiku:
Peter Stacey and Friends including Karen Hoy & Alan Summers
7.30pm Saturday 19 March 2011
Admission: Full price £5; Concessions £3.50; PTL £2

Tel: 01792 463980
Email: dylanthomas.lit@swansea.gov.uk
Website: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/dtc

A celebration, in words and music, of haiku poetry, featuring some of Wales’s leading haiku poets in creative collaboration with musicians, including the renowned flautist and saxophonist Peter Stacey.

Alan Summers

Japan Times award-winning writer of haiku and renku, Alan is also Founder of With Words, a UK-based provider of quality literature, education and literacy projects, often based around the Japanese genres: www.withwords.org.uk

He is also the judge of The With Words International Online Haiku Competition.

Alan and Karen are running a residential haiku course in April:

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