25 April 2019 – Monster Poetry
In partnership with Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019, Monster Poetry Day welcomed 44 talented poets and poetry enthusiasts for a day of workshops.
The day was kicked off by Georgina Wilding, Nottingham’s Poet Laureate and CEO of Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019. Soon followed by some chilling and thrilling poetry readings by Steve the Zombie, aka Alistair Lane, poet and author.
Inspired by the monstrosities of the morning, children worked in their school teams to design their own monsters. They had to think creatively and critically of the best adjectives to use when describing their monsters.
The afternoon was spent writing monster poetry, reading poems and rewriting poems inspired by one another.
All attending children will now relaunch the project at their own schools, with the hope to inspire their school peers to get writing! Schools will then select their 10 best poems to be published in the first-ever, Book of Monster Poems.
We are looking forward to seeing some of the gruesome and creepy poems that will be forwarded to us.