Scottish Poetry Library – Poetry for Peanuts!

Go to the Scottish Poetry Library for a laid-back family poetry hour on the first Wednesday of every month – for children under 5 and their grownups. Next date: 6 December 2017 – 10:30am – 11:30am

Picture books & poetry books to explore, beanbags & soft toys, tea, coffee, milk & water available, and there are baby change facilities.

The suggested donation per family is £2 to cover refreshments and well-chewed books!

Can’t make it for Peanuts sessions? Go to enjoy their family corner another day!

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Never Such Innocence Children’s Poetry Competition

Never Such Innocence invites all 9-16 year olds to send poems or artwork inspired by the events of the First World War.

To sign your school up for the 2017/18 competition please email enquiries@neversuchinnocence.com or sign up to the newsletter here .

Never Such Innocence publishes a resource to stimulate responses to the competition – it provides an overview of the Great War and is split into sections. The resource is free to download and they will post copies to your school free of charge!

Details here: Never such Innocence.

Why not write poems on the theme of Freedom and combine it with National Poetry Day?

A Pot of Poets?

A group of children’s poets met at Trafalgar Square Waterstones on Wednesday, to go on a poetry picnic… sadly, it was raining, so the event was taken to Festival Hall, and a fun time was had by all. There was chocolate. There was poetry writing. There was poetry chat! Thanks to Brian Moses for organising it, and for the photo! It’s hoped to make it a yearly event.

L-R: Laura Mucha, Liz Brownlee, Coral Rumble, Jan Dean, Jane Clarke, Roger Stevens, Phil Waddell, Brian Moses, and in front, Andrea Shavick and Clare Bevan. Oh! And Lola.