Get Writing! Poetry Slams for Kids

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.

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