Welcome to the Call of the Page website. We run international online courses, workshops and events with an emphasis on minimal words, and the Japanese forms haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun. If you're looking for a course we hope you enjoy exploring the tabs above. 


We also run creative literacy and literature projects using the power of words.

We are a provider of creative writing courses, and not in the business of currency speculation. ? HOWEVER... the pound has plunged again (early September), and this has often amounted to a 10% or more reduction in course prices if you are paying in US dollars, since the time we set them. You'll find that the exchange means you will pay less than the current dollar price guidelines on the booking pages, so it's a good value time to book where we have vacancies, or for one-to-ones. Please use an online currency conversion tool if you would like an accurate indication as you book. Thank you!

Online courses starting soon!

Haiku Across The Senses is running for its second time starting on 30th August 2022. It is suitable for pre-intermediate students or as a reboot for the experienced. Full details and booking are here: Haiku Across the Senses. BOOKING NOW CLOSED - This course will run again in 2023.

THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP A FEW PLACES ON.... The second run of our new Shahai (combining your poem with your photography) class, Shahai – Words in a Landscape, started on Thursday 1st September. Please click on the shahai link for more details.

Introducing...Haiku.  The next start date for this popular beginner's course is 6th September 2022. BOOKING NOW CLOSED - This course will run again in 2023.


Our longest running course is starting again, Intermediate Haiku (Shorter), on 29th September 2022. It is suitable for those with some experience of creative writing and/or  haiku. FULLY BOOKED




Alan Summers is available for one to ones via Skype or Zoom. Prices and a basic description of how the one to one sessions operate are on our 'special payments' booking page here. Thank you!

Shahai – photo © Alan Ranger & haiku © Alan Summers

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