Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku; tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

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

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Updates and useful information re The Worcestershire Literary Festival, and the Haiku Walk led by Japan Times award-winning writer for haiku Alan Summers

2017 update: we still offer haiku walks from time to time. Keep checking our new website:

The Haiku Walk:
Nature As Inspiration

Saturday,  June 18th, Orchard Café, Worcester

I'll be around for walks from 11am to the last one ending late afternoon in time to enjoy a last cup of tea with everyone wishing to chat about haiku

 Orchard Café

Fresh in from the Worcestershire Literary Festival organisers, some really useful information, and easy ways to get information about events and book them so you don't miss out!

The Festival Programme Is Now Online

The programme for the festival is complete and the countdown has begun to
the launch of the first ever Worcestershire Literary Festival.

NEW – Festival Hotline Number
The dedicated festival hotline number is 07971 379673

This number is now active and will be operational during working hours
(Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm) from Monday 6th June 2011 until Tuesday
27th June 2011.  

During the festival this number will be based in the
Festival Information Point in the Crowngate Shopping Centre in Worcester.

Calls to the Festival Office will still be answered but we would try to
encourage you to call the hotline number with any queries that you have
about the Festival.


If you need any help with purchasing tickets for events, please contact the Festival Office on:
0845 652 0621 and they’ll do their very best to help you.

During the Festival itself we will be distributing information from Unit C7 in the Crowngate in Worcester as well as selling tickets for many of our events and merchandise. 

This will be the central information point for all things related to the Festival, and is situated next door to The Entertainer and opposite Huntingdon Hall and the Art House Café in The Crowngate Shopping Centre, Worcester.

Please do come and see them there, we will be open from 10am till 4pm from
Monday 13th June 2011 until Monday 27th June 2011.

You can download a copy of the Worcestershire Literary Festival brochure by clicking here.

Please note it is 5mb in size and may take a few minutes to download on slower connections. 

The brochure is currently being distributed to various locations throughout Worcester and Worcestershire:

Blog for the Festival!
Would you like to blog for the first ever Worcestershire Literary Festival?

They are looking for reviews, photos and videos of WLF events for our new blog  
so that they can leave behind a permanent record of this years Worcestershire Literary Festival.

If you are running an event, appearing at an event, volunteering or helping at an event or are an audience member at an event, we would love to hear from you.

Please send in your blog entries, photos, or videos to: and they will upload them onto their blog.

We will give each contributor a full credit and link to your website where
applicable in your blog entries:

WLF Mailing List

Want to sign up to our mailing list and receive the latest news, updates,
offers and information about the forthcoming Worcestershie Literary

Simply send an email to:
with SUBSCRIBE in the subject bar to start getting updates from the WLF team.

Press & Photography Passes

If you are a budding writer, blogger, reviewer or photographer you can request a press or photography pass to gain access to all WLF events during the festival in June.  Please apply and request one by emailing:

How To Find Events During The Festival

Please click here to find out information about Worcester and Worcestershire and how to get to some of the venues taking part in the Festival:

Map Of Worcester City Centre and Map Of Worcestershire:

See you there!

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