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Steven Herrick: Poetry to the Rescue: Secondary

Session Info:

An innovative and energetic performance by one of Australia’s most popular poets for young people. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the vision and humour of Steven’s poetry. The students will quickly recognise this poetry as being accessible, entertaining and relevant to their lives. Steven’s experience and skill as a poet and performer effectively dispels any uncertainties students may have about enjoying poetry. After this performance, every student will believe poetry belongs on the stage as well as the page.

Topics covered:

  • My life as a poet
  • What inspires me to write poetry – family life, schools, friends, sports and books.
  • A few simple styles of poetry that are easy to adopt.
  • Narrative poems – telling stories through poetry.
  • Verse-novels – telling even longer stories through poetry!

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