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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, January 07, 2011

Mini-memoirs course led by Karen Hoy, Claridge House, Surrey U.K.

Want to write memoirs of your earlier life?   Don't know where to start? 

There are still places available on our Mini-Memoir residential course, run by workshop leader Karen Hoy and assisted by Alan Summers, at the wonderful Claridge House, running from Monday 17th January (a week this Monday) to the Friday morning.  

We'll use themes, exercises and discussion to help you unlock and write those short pieces of writing that are complete in themselves.   

You can then extend them into fuller memoirs in your own time.

We first used the Mini-Memoir exercises in a workshop setting to generate ideas for haibun, so haibunistas will be at home here.
n.b. haibun is economic prose with one or more haiku.


Themes will be on many subjects, in a friendly supportive atmosphere, where humour will always be a vital ingredient.

Claridge House January 2011 Course:

Karen Hoy is a published writer (and poet) and has led a number of memoir based workshops for With Words which promotes the love of words.   

Karen has a Diploma in Creative Writing from the University of Bristol.

Alan Summers 
is the founder of With Words, and has been involved with the BBC Poetry Season.  

He is an experienced workshop leader, and a Japan Times award-winning writer, with an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. 

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