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)

Friday, February 05, 2010

National Literacy Trust case study of 1000 Verse Renga Project, and news of renga sessions (workshops) that are just too much fun for their own good!

The 1000 Verse Renga Project on Global Poetry System
photo©With Words
Click on above image to go to Southbank Centre Global Poetry System page
Alan Summers, of With Words
and June Wentland, Reader Development Officer of Bath Libraries (B&NES)

1) Read about the National Literacy Trust Renga Case Study
2) Spring Renga Competition results
3) Summer Renga Sessions
i) Renga party session for writers
ii) FREE renga session(s) for excluded groups
iii) Please read and email for further information (see info below)

National Literacy Trust: Reading Connects
Community involvement - case studies:
Renga river (pdf) - St Martin's Garden Primary School, Bath have been working with Bath Central Library on a global renga poetry project:
Click here for the pdf file

Look out for:
more exciting developments of the 1000 Verse Renga Project including the results of the competition for favourite local renga verses.

Our Summer Renga Sessions!
we are planning something rather special in May 2010!
1) A renga session for writers
If you wish to go on the list for the writers' renga session, or to ask for further information please email us at:

2) FREE RENGA SESSION(S) for Adult Learners Week
If you'd like to nominate an excluded group or adult learner group we would really love to hear from you, to enable sometimes our forgotten members of society to enjoy this immensely fun and learning group activity.

Email us at:

The 1000 Verse Renga Project weblinks

BBC 1000 verse renga article:

Phase Two at Bath Libraries:

Bath Chronicle renga page:

Area 17 renga info:

Facebook (if you have an account):


1 comment:

Ralf Bröker said...

Well done, Alan. You bring poetry back to the fire it comes from.

Best wishes