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Do you like Children’s Poetry News, Poems, Writing Advice, Teaching Advice? Follow @kidspoetsummit!

If you do, then follow the Children’s Poetry Summit on Twitter at @kidspoetsummit.

The Children’s Poetry Summit tweets news and poems and fun anything to do with children’s poetry every day of the year.

If you’d like to know what else they do, this is their mission statement:

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Children’s Poetry Summit

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The Children’s Poetry Summit is a UK network of individuals and organisations actively interested in poetry for children. It provides a regular forum for discussion, information exchange, sharing of ideas and good practice, and a pressure group which campaigns for children’s poetry.

Members are children’s poets, publishers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, organisations and individuals interested in children’s poetry

Our principle aims are to:

  • exchange information and ideas, keep up to date with what is currently happening and generally raise the profile of children’s poetry
  • create opportunities and campaign on behalf of  poetry for children and teens through publishing, bookselling, in schools, teacher training colleges and literature organisations
  • support and promote the writing of poetry by children

In pursuance of these aims we undertake to:

  • encourage wide participation in the group, to include poets, teachers, librarians, publishers, literature organisations and booksellers
  • exploit potential of social media – maintain a regular presence on Facebook and Twitter and consider setting up a Blog where opinions and activities relating to the Summit can be expressed
  • make use of all opportunities to promote Poetry Summit – IBBY UK Newsletter, YLG E-Newsletter, BooksforKeeps, Conferences, The Poetry Library, The Poetry Society, TES, The Guardian and other media outlets.
  • follow up on opportunities to provide platforms for and promote each other’s work

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In other words if you are a parent, teacher, librarian, bookseller or anyone else interested in children’s poetry news, this is the Twitter account to follow!

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Author:

Poet and owner of Lola the alert dog. Author of Animal Magic, poems and scientific facts about wildlife. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals, and organise poetry events.

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