Instagram Poetry Workshop With Sarah Crossan

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What to expect

If any of your kids are into YA fiction, they've probably heard of award-winning author Sarah Crossan, creator of brilliant stories like One and Moonrise. Every weekday she's sharing her creative writing talents with the world and leading a live poetry workshop on her Instagram page. A trained English teacher, Sarah will be giving you a different exercise every day to bring your own poetry to life. Along the way she'll share ideas, sprinkle some writing wisdom and sometimes bring on guests (usually fellow writers) to join her. Aimed at teens and pre-teens, these workshops are a great, interactive way to let your imaginations run wild and hone your poetry-writing skills.

What you’ll need

  • Pen and paper - Sarah will give you a poetry challenge and you're encouraged to start writing your ideas during the live stream if you find yourself getting inspired.
  • Good WiFi connection.

What you’ll do

  • You can access all of Sarah's previously streamed poetry challenges on her IGTV page.
  • Every video introduces a different poetry challenge, which you're encouraged to take part in and share on social media with the hashtag #WeAreThePoets, whatever your ability.
  • Sarah will be giving her top tips along the way in the hopes of inspiring you to become the poet you never knew you could be!




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Sarah Crossan is a multi award-winning author from Ireland known for her YA fiction novels, including One and The Weight of Water. From 2018 to 2020 Sarah was the Irish Children's laureate, an honour given to her by Michael D. Higgins, Ireland's president.



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