Cherry-blossom viewing at Asuka Hill, 1853 by Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-69) © Bristol Culture

THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED. We are delighted to be asked by Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to help with a Haiku event around their exhibition Masters of Japanese Prints: Nature and seasons. As well as learning about haiku, and seeing the exhibition, there'll be a relaxed haiku writing workshop, using the wonderful Japanese prints on display as inspiration. 


The event, Haiku: the one breath poetry will take place on Thursday 5th September 2019 from 6.15pm to 9pm Bristol Museum & Art Gallery in the South West of England. 


For more information, and to find out about an opportunity for poets worldwide in connection with this event, please click here.


You can also click directly through to the Bristol Museums website here, to buy tickets for the 5th September event


Thank you so much to everyone who came along, for Bristol Museum and Gallery for holding the event, and to everyone who submitted poetry. Pictures from the evening, and an update, coming soon!


Call of the Page (formerly With Words) is a small creative writing, literature and literacy organisation with an international outlook, based in Wiltshire in the South West of England.


We love the power of words, from single words, to three-thousand verse community poems, and this is reflected in the past events of With Words and its colleagues. 


The courses, events and activities we run are largely coloured by our enthusiasm for Asian poetry forms, particularly the Japanese forms haiku and tanka.  Other forms that interest us are haibun, sonnets, renga, and longform poetry.


Our mission is to help people to make the most of words - whether that's through advanced creative writing or discovering the meaning and power in just one word.


We have the pleasure of working with some really talented writers, but it's also very rewarding for us to help advance verbal and written literacy in those who are currently underserved through educational circumstance, or are underconfident in the literacy they already have.  


We currently operate under the "sole trader" status of Alan Summers. Our medium-term plan is to establish official not-for-profit status as a Community Interest Company.


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