what is a haiku

a very brief history of haiku


contact and bookings


welcome to with words

how can we express ourselves
how can we write a poem
how can we tell a story
how can we learn
how can we understand
how can we talk to each other
and the answer to all of these is with words

with words we can even climb mountains

Contact Alan Summers at:

Alan Summers is a Japan Times Award-winning published poet, and visiting tutor for The Poetry School at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute.
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He offers a variety of workshops in an effective and relaxed atmosphere.

As well as workshops for both children, and adults, there are:

haiku walks, with the haiku fieldbook, which as Poet-in-Residence, Alan Summers launched at the Bristol Festival of Nature.

talks, readings, performances with:
haiku, and haibun (the short story companion to haiku)

Special Events as part of HCA2005:
Hans Christian Andersen for adults
Mr Tallstory, (for children)

In 2006 Alan will be working on a book, influenced by Andersen, as a follow on from last year's events.

If there is anything else you'd like to know about with words, why not get in contact