Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku (beginner and intermediate, and advanced). We also run workshops and courses on tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address: admin@callofthepage.org
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New haiku entries email for the Global Walk Haiku Competition

 
 
 
 
 
 
Just to let you know, we have a new E-mail address to mail your Kukai
submissions: haikubanditsociety@zoho.com

Our deadline for submissions is Friday, May 20th, after which we will
post the haiku for participant voting.

And if our readers are able, please consider a donation to a helping
organization for aid to the Tohoku region of Japan. 
 
Enjoy your Ginko walk!
 
For ffi: 
http://area17.blogspot.com/2011/05/join-us-in-global-haiku-walk-for-japan.html

Friday, May 13, 2011

Join us in a global haiku walk for Japan

As a blogger inspired initiative to honor 
the spirit and sacrifices of the people 
in Japan's stricken Tohoku region, 
we welcome you to

Cities of Green Leaves Ginko-no-Kukai 
May 14 and 15, 2011


We encourage everyone to join us in collaborating with like-minded poets and 
bloggers in combining your skills and talents, enter your haiku in a peer judged 
contest, and take the opportunity to offer aid and support to our friends in 
Japan in a consensus of thought, well wishes and kinetic energies to occur 
simultaneously around the globe.


It's no surprise the kukai's topic will take its cue from Sendai, Japan's annual 
Aoba Matsuri Festival, an event held originally to honor the city's founder, 
Date Masamune. The date has now become an annual celebration with thousands of 
visitors, a parade, sparrow dance, taiko drums and tree lined streets as part of 
the festival each year to rejoice in the arrival of spring's new greenery and 
rebirth.


Choose any place in your vicinity to hold your ginko walk, as long as it holds 
the attributes to inspire many to compassionate action in the beauty of poetry, 
and the celebration of the renewing power of nature's seasons.

Click here 
to send and submit your poems. Submissions deadline will be Friday, 
May 20th, 2011.

Send up to three haiku - your submissions will remain anonymous until we post 
the winner's results. Participants will be be able to vote on their favorites on 
this site when posted.

We encourage all participants to contribute to charitable relief for the 
residents of the Tohoku region of Japan. We've listed some organizations below.

Please, enjoy yourselves, and we look forward to walking with you!


Charitable Donations


Architecture for Humanity
Japanese Red Cross Society
Ngo Jen Official Website
Salvation Army in Japan


Participating Blogs

Area 17
ashley capes
Charlotte D's Writer's Blog
Green Tea and Bird Song
Haiku Bandit Society
Hailstone Haiku Circle Icebox
Issa's Snail
Red Dragonfly
Shiteki Na Usagi
Word Pond

please join us!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Haiku Walk: Nature As Inspiration - Alan booked for the first ever Worcester Literary Festival!

.The Haiku Walk:
Nature As Inspiration

Saturday,  June 18th
I'll be around for walks from 11am to the last one ending late afternoon in time to enjoy a last cup of tea with everyone wishing to chat about haiku.
 
Event details:
http://www.worcslitfest.com/the-haiku-walk-nature-as-inspiration/

Japan Times award-winning writer Alan Summers leads a relaxed friendly haiku-writing walk with Haiku Journal notebooks as complementary gifts!

“Nature half-writes the haiku before we’ve even put pen to paper. Become a co-poet with nature.”

There is more than one walk during the day, so please feel free to join in when you'd like a particular walk.  
 
You can also create your own walk and then meet me at the café for a chat about haiku and how your own walk and haiku writings came about.

Orchard Café: http://theorchardcafe.co.uk/home/
I'll always be based at the café when not on one of the walks:
 
 
Start:
Saturday, June 18, 2011 11:00 am
End:
Saturday, June 18, 2011 5:00 pm
Cost:
£5.00 (£4.00 for concessions)
Venue:
Orchard Cafe, Worcester Countryside Centre
Address:
Google Map
Wild Wood Drive, Worcester, United Kingdom, WR5 2LG 

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Cities of Green Leaves Ginko-no-Kukai, and International Haiku Competition

As a blogger-inspired initiative to honor the spirit and sacrifices of the people in Japan’s stricken Tohoku region, we are pleased to announce:

Cities of Green Leaves 
Ginko-no-Kukai
May 14 and 15, 2011






We encourage everyone to join in an international nature walk to be held May 14 - 15 followed by an international haiku contest.














image©With Words
artwork by Dave Alderslade

The address to submit your poems will be posted here this third weekend of May

Please return often until then for further updates and poetry.
We look forward to walking with you!

Just a bit more information below as well.
 















We invite you to walk with us on those days, collaborating with like-minded poets and bloggers in combining their skills and talents, enter your haiku in a peer judged contest, and take the opportunity to offer aid and support to our friends in Japan in a consensus of thought, well wishes and kinetic energies to occur simultaneously around the globe.

It’s no surprise the kukai’s topic will take its cue from Sendai, Japan’s annual Aoba Matsuri Festival, an event held originally to honor the city’s founder, Date Masamune

The date has now become an annual celebration with thousands of visitors, a parade, sparrow dance and tree lined streets as part of the festival each year to rejoice in the arrival of spring’s new greenery and rebirth.

You may choose any place to hold your ginko walk, as long as it holds the attributes to inspire many to compassionate action in the beauty of poetry, and the celebration of the renewing power of nature’s seasons.

Chin P'ing Mei
my sorrowing heart in need
of plum blossom
 

Alan Summers

Charitable Donations

Participating Blogs

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