The next "Timeless Art" haiku and tanka video workshop will take place on Saturday June 27th (12 noon New York time/5pm London time), when we will write in response to works by Diego Velázquez, Hieronymus Bosch and others at the Museo del Prado, in Madrid, Spain. More info on the workshops and booking here.
In response to Covid-19 and how that is affecting us all, we modified our plans at Call of the Page. We began one project that faces the coronavirus pandemic head on, and one that aims to provide some company, comfort and escapism.
WRITING THROUGH THE CRISIS
Several people have already started with us on a thirteen week course of mixed mostly Japanese forms, called "Writing Through It" with a weekly assignment to help generate important records of lives in these moments. We have people on week 3, 2, and 1, with more joining as time progresses. The course can be joined at any time, and the prompts encourage you to go back to the beginning of how Covid-19 has affected all our lives, and then continue to keep a record of these times. Some outreach places are available.
TIMELESS ART: haiku and tanka video workshops.
With so much self-isolation (ourselves included), we have brought forward plans for face-to-face virtual group workshops. Fortnightly, we are running online video conference workshops, centred on a different art gallery around the world. Part of the workshop fees are going to the galleries, to help in some part with their loss of real-life visitors.
Our usual course offerings will be rescheduled shortly.
Call of the Page in a usual year has two or three outreach projects, mostly behind the scenes. We are upping this, and with your help can up it further, as we would very much like people who would benefit from our activities to be able to take part during the pandemic. Please sign up to our newsletter for updates.
We look forward to weathering out this storm, however long, in the company of your writing.
In the meantime, our thanks go out to all the essential services who are keeping us fed, and those in or supporting the medical and care services.
May the world get well soon.
Karen and Alan