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.



... in the meantime


For more experienced poets we have Intermediate Haiku.  Now booking for April 22nd. FULLY BOOKED. We'll schedule another Intermediate Haiku soon!

For beginners and refreshers of haiku poetry we have Introducing... Haiku. Now booking for April 27th.


If you would like more info, please click through on the course titles above for details and booking information. Thank you!




The first writers on Writing Through It , Call of the Page's response project to the Coronavirus pandemic, have completed the run of assignments, with others beginning or half-way through. 


The course is run on a rolling basis, can be started at any time, and can be booked here


We're finding this a hugely socially useful project, with some powerful, moving, and insightful writing being created. There is a real sense of these short pieces being testimonies of our times. If you would like to take part but are unable to because of finances, please contact us about the waiting list for a subsidised or outreach place. 




We'll be announcing further courses for 2021 soon. However, the past courses you see on this website are regulars that we return to, so you may find it helpful to look at the course descriptions in the meantime. Thank you so much for your interest.




Alan Summers continues to be available for individual one to one students via email and/or video call. You can see prices and a basic description of how the one to one sessions operate on our 'special payments' booking page here. Thank you!


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Click here for more info about the Chippenham's Chosen Words project.

We were on Sue Davies' show on BBC Radio Wiltshire (104.3FM) on Saturday 20th February, and will be again later in March, to talk about Chippenham's Chosen Words.

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