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 is not for profit and is set up for both literacy and literary purposes.
With Words offers a variety of workshops and events in an effective and relaxed atmosphere. Click for brief bio and news and Alan's blog Area 17. We also hold regular competitions for artistic and community purposes, and an annual fund-raising international haiku competition to raise money for literacy projects in the UK and abroad.
Alan Summers as renga poet-in-residence for the City
We would love to hear from:
Hull is a glorious city, where despite its poverty levels, has possibly
the most friendliest people in Britain.
Part of the Hull Global Renga Project is to promote both the amazing work
carried out by Hull Libraries for its people, and to show that Hull is
city worth visiting in its own right.
There are few places left where you can spend a much needed holiday or
short break without being pestered as a tourist.
If you feel you can't write a renga verse of 2 or 3 short line duration,
please do send an anecdote or brief account of your time spent in Hull.
To send renga verses, anecdotes, or short accounts about Hull:
Alan's "important words" Fourth Plinth event is now archived
If there is anything else you'd like to know about with words, why not get in contact: firstname.lastname@example.org