This week, we’ve been looking at reading poetry. You also might want to get kids excited about writing poetry. Enter the Poetry Slam.
What is a poetry slam, you might ask. It’s an opportunity for writers to read their own poems in front of a live audience. This can be done in the form of a contest. But you can also set it up for feedback without winners.
The National Literacy Trust has set up a nice guide for running a poetry slam with thoughts for pre-slam activities, step-by-step instructions for setting up the event, and ideas for post-slam activities.
This is a great way to inspire love of poetry!
Share your stories of poetry slams or other experiences that have inspired love of poetry.