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)

Monday, October 05, 2020

Autumn 2020 haiku, haibun, and monoku group online courses, and Skype one-to-one sessions!

Alan Summers & Karen Hoy

Find out about our January 2021 courses and other ways to stay engaged with haiku and related genres!

Scheduling of our 
autumn/fall course offerings for 2020 is almost complete. 

The following courses have now been scheduled:


 Intermediate Haiku

 (3 session course) starting Thursday 15th October 2020.


 One-Line Haiku 

(5 session course) starting Tuesday 13th October 2020.


• Haibun 2 x 2 

(2 double sessions) starting Monday 19th October 2020.

After feedback from writers (thank you!), this is now a course for shorter haibun, averaging just 200 words.

Do keep checking Call of the Page for updates:

Or email Karen and Alan at:

Skype sessions

We also run regular one-to-one Skype sessions that are very popular:


Aside from the above courses for autumn, Alan continues to be available for individual one to one students via email and/or video call (Skype or Zoom). 

Please contact us for further info, but in the meantime, you can see prices and a basic description of how the one to one sessions operate on our 'special payments' booking page here

Alan Summers is co-founder, and full-time Lead Tutor for haikai-based Call of the Page. A double Japan Times award-winning writer, he was filmed by NHK Television (Japan) for “Europe meets Japan – Alan’s Haiku Journey.” 

He is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet for haiku, and haibun, and Best Small Fictions nominated for haibun. 

Alan is President of the United Haiku & Tanka Society, former General Secretary of the British Haiku Society (1998-2000), and Editor Emeritus for the multi-award-winning Red Moon Anthologies for best haikai literature 2000–2005. He resides in Chippenham, England.

He has seven Collections of haiku poetry


(YTBN Press 2012) 

The In-Between Season  
(With Words Pamphlet Series 2012)

Sundog Haiku Journal: an Australian Year 
(Sunfast Press 1997)

British Haiku Society Intimations Pamphlet Series (1996)


The Comfort of Crows 
(A collaborative/joint haiku collection with Hifsa Ashraf) 
Velvet Dusk Publishing (2019)

(Proletria 2020)

Forbidden Syllables 

(Bones Library 2020)

Karen Hoy (Newport, Wales), 

poet, filmmaker, and courses director of Call of the Page

Her documentary and wildlife credits include work for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, and Discovery Channels.

Karen Hoy’s poetry is included in Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press 2017). 

Her haiku appear in various important anthologies including:

Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales; Naad Anunaad; A Vast Sky; Wishbone Moon; Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 Days of Haiku for Children Young and Old; The Signature Haiku Anthology;  and Last Train Home, haiku, tanka and rengay.  

Karen resides in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.

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