The blog of Alan Summers, Recipient of the Japan Times Award (2002) and co-founder of Call of the Page, a UK provider of literature, education and literacy projects, often based around the Japanese genres.
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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 us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will let you know more about these courses.
haibun(prose with haiku) and tanka stories(prose with tanka)
On each course start date participants are sent introductory materials, and a prompt for writing for the first submission. An early-bird rate is available on all courses, if booked and paid for by the date stated below.
Haibun (Haiku with Prose) and Tanka Stories (Tanka with Prose)
These exciting forms combine the short poems haiku or tanka with prose. They are mostly non-fiction pieces but can also be explored as flash fiction or short stories.
Because this way of writing is so multi-layered, participants would benefit from having some good experience of either the tanka or haiku forms before taking this class.
The submissions can be all haibun, all tanka stories, or a mixture.
Haibun and tanka stories are varied in length (from just a few sentences, to a novella), so we don't put a word limit on individual pieces.
LEVEL: intermediate; advanced.
GROUP SIZE: up to 4.
COST: £100 or US$150 (early bird rate is £85 or US$130, if paying by Thursday 28th Jan)
START DATE: Course materials are available from 31st January, and course enrolment closes February 10th, subject to available spaces.
The first submission date is February 15th.
Please email email@example.com, confirming the course.
Course fees can then be sent by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your place is confirmed with payment.
Many thanks, and we hope to see you soon!
Karen and Alan, With Words.
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