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, November 24, 2014

Spaces available on the early bird rate for haiku and tanka poetry international online courses

There are still places on the haiku and tanka courses starting January 2015, available at the early bird rate (a £10 or US$16 dollar discount) until the end of this week.  

Please email for more details.


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Bookings are now being taken for online With Words Haiku Courses and Tanka Courses starting in January 2015.

Bookings are now being taken for the next With Words Haiku Course and Tanka Course, both starting in January and later months throughout 2015.

Participants submit 3 times by email over a two-month period and receive detailed feedback from our widely published award-winning poet and experienced tutor Alan Summers.

The cost is £70/US$115, or £60/US$99 'early bird' rate if booking by the end of November.

For enquiries, and for a more detailed course description, please email  

Thank you!

Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning writer, and Pushcart Prize nominated poet, with over twenty years of experience with haiku and tanka.


Monday, November 03, 2014

Alan Summers performing haiku and answering questions about this intriguing micro-poetry

Alan Summers has just been booked to perform haiku and answer questions just after 5pm from MC Howard and the audience  about this intriguing micro-verse that is sweeping the world via books, magazines, music, and social media.

Sunday 9 November at 17:00


Park Hill Drive, 
Frome BA112LE

How to find the venue:

Google maps directions for car, train, on foot etc...

From the train station:

It's about a 15 minute walk through town, walk along the riverfor a more pleasant journey. You get to a play park and it's down the small side road at the crossing.  The Welsh Mill Hub and Edventure Frome is based at The Welsh Mill, just above The Bicycle Academy. Look out for blue garage doors, and a glass door to the left.

Growerz Corner presents a one off evening of creative words, poetry, live music and one hour of open mic. 

We are pleased to announce our special guest for the night is Carrie Tree, one of the UKs leading female vocalists.

Carrie will be followed by Kuki and the Bard, another Small World act. This twelve and fifteen year old brother and sister marvel is taking festival world by storm!

With such a popular festival culture in Somerset November is that time of year where we all start to miss that feeling of community.

Growerz Corner has been set up to bring creatives together and supports all those wanting to perform, grow or just be entertained on a Sunday.



5.15 pm - POETS 
- Alan Summers 
(Japan Times award-winning author, and Pushcart Prize nominated poet)
- Helen Moore (eco poet and author), 
- Liv Torc (Radio 4 slam winning stand-up poet ) 
- 'XJX - Local Rhythm and Word performer'
- Jepson - From a galaxy far, far away 

6.45pm - LIVE MUSIC 
- Carrie Tree - amazing vocals 
- Kuki and the Bard - brother and sister only twelve and fifteen years of age.

8pm OPEN MIC - One hour pre-booked open mic acts free style session

9pm - Henry, Stu and Ben the flower pot men 

Open JAM sessions to finish off.

Bring a few pillows or a mat if you want to sit on the floor or make yourself comfy.


It's not easy to get on the stage and do your thing. But Sunday sessions is all about helping people to step up to what they really want to do ! 

- If you have a passion for spoken words email us at - explain exactly what you want to sing or say. Any video or audio links preferred but not essential.

Recommended donations on the door - £3/£5/£8

Under 18's free entry!

There will be a bar available serving a range of drinks.


Soup kitchen comes to Frome. 
Morwenna and friends will be cooking up some lovely soup from 6 till 9pm on Sunday 9th at the Growerz Corner. Its vegan and locally picked at Vallis.
Show starts around 5pm so get there early for a good seat at the front. Bring pillows or a rug for a comfy seat.


Alan does various kinds of haiku workshops (and also tanka - The Japanese Sonnet)

To find out more about what the courses involve and how they run, please email for an information sheet and quotes from participants who have taken the courses over the years.

Many thanks!

Karen at With Words