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)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Bath Fringe Festival 2014 "Writing Haiku" Workshop free mini-workshop run by Alan Summers and Karen Hoy of With Words

Bath Fringe Festival Writing Haiku Workshop
Writing Haiku
a free mini-workshop within an art exhibition
with Alan Summers and Karen Hoy

Saturday June 7th, 11am-12pm

Free Event to the public

Stall St
City of Bath
Bath and North East Somerset BA1 1QG


Photograph of Karen and Alan at the Bath Japanese Festival by Dru Marland
Still Points : Moving World  A Performance Writing Exhibition  Fringe Arts Bath, Friday 23rd May to Sunday 8th June 2014

About the gallery:

Events including the haiku mini-workshop:

Writing Haiku
Saturday June 7th, 11am-12pm

A free event and open to everyone.

Haiku are very short poems – generally just three lines long – and are written in simple language, but can be powerfully evocative.

This event is a writing mini-workshop with Alan Summers, who will talk about the history and contemporary practice of combining haiku and art. The workshop includes time for you to write your own haiku inspired by the art work in the exhibition.

Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning and Pushcart Prize nominated poet, who has been studying and writing haiku for over twenty years, and has been published internationally and translated into more than a dozen languages. He loves to teach and run workshops, bringing people to the Asian writing forms, and through his organisation With Words (now Call of the Page) has students all over the English-speaking world.

Karen has been published in a number of hai­ku-based publications, including anthologies The Humours of Haiku, edited by David Cobb (Iron Press); and as one of Wales’s haiku pioneers in Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales (Gomer Press) edited by Nigel Jen­kins, Ken Jones and Lynne Rees. She also appears in Mslexia; and Sixfold; My Mother Threw Knives (Second Light Publications 2006); Highly Commended in the BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Nature Writer of the Year competition (2009); as well as Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts.

Karen is the Course Director for With Words (now Call of the Page), and a Teaching Artist for Rooster Moans:

If you are unable to attend, live elsewhere, or even in a different country, Call of the Page run regular online events:

Call of the Page runs popular online courses in haiku, tanka and other related poetry.
Please don't hesitate to contact Karen for further information:

online courses:


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