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, January 26, 2010

Haiti Haiku Petition Appeal

earthquake child

the water bottle larger
than his arm

Hi to all haiku readers and/or writers,
I've just signed a petition for the cancellation of Haiti's huge historic debt.
Petition: Avaaz weblink

Monday, January 18, 2010


Buy Haiku Journal Notebooks
from the "Shop With Words"

Watch out for new items on ebay in the near future from the
"Shop With Words"


History of With Words Haiku Journal.
It all started when an earlier version called the Haiku Fieldbook was designed specifically for, and launched at the first Bristol Festival of Nature, in 2004, the U.K.'s largest celebration of natural history.

I was haiku poet-in-residence for this festival over a six week period giving haiku writing walks in woodlands, and zoos etc... as well as workshops and haiku writing walks for schools.

The Haiku Fieldbook evolved into the Haiku Journal notebook which was officially launched at the Royal Festival Hall in London (part of Thames Festival and Japan-UK 150 celebrations).

As Japan-UK 150 haiku & renga poet-in-residence I have given workshops and walks up and down the country.
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Two hour Haiku Journal workshops for all kinds of writers, including non-fiction, are also offered nationally.

The very first happened with the fantastic organisation Creative Writing Bath: How to Keep a Haiku Journal. We hope to repeat this particular workshop later this year.
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Friday, January 08, 2010

Phase One of the 1000 Verse Renga Project concluded

Phew, what an incredible success the first stage of the 1000 Verse Renga has been!

The project received triple the number of renga verses we asked for!

We're collating all the verses ranging from libraries in at least two counties; txt from two cellphones; six different email addresses; and various other means.
A 1000 Verse Renga aka Super Renga film is in the editing process, as well as a free renga ebook available to everyone.

A big thank you to everyone who got involved locally and globally!

What's next? Here's some clues from my partner in renga June Wentland, Reader Development Officer, B&NES/Bath Libraries:
weblink: the next renga project stage

Happy New Year!!!