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City Lit: Writing children's poetry with Andrew Weale
Sat 18 May 2024 to Sat 18 May 2024
In this interactive workshop you will be exploring a range of poetic styles for the different age groups. There will be plenty of practical activities, and a chance to perform a poem in a final ‘slam’.

You will look at how to write poetry in a free way without overthinking, a variety of poetic styles from the haiku to the iamb, and the next steps to becoming a professional writer of children’s verse.

What will we cover?
- Wild (or automatic) writing to access poetic flow;
- Different poetic forms, such as activity and shape poems;
- Age-related poems from younger years up;
- Rhyme and rhythm in poetry and picture books
- Next steps into the professional world of the children’s poet.

Andrew Weale is a poet and author of five picture books, including Nora: The Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate, and the Red House Award winning Spooky Spooky House. He also lectures on picture book writing at Winchester University as part of the Children’s Writing MA, and mentors writers for the highly successful Golden Egg Academy.

Date: Saturday 18 May 2024, 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Online
Cost: £69.00 Concession £35.00

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Additional Information:
£69.00 Concession £35.00

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