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GROW A POEM WITH SHERRYL CLARK – Williamstown Literary Festival

Willy Lit Fest

Event Date: 18 June 2017
Author / Presenters: Sherryl Clark

Need some help to teach poetry writing? Grow a poem (or ten) in your classroom. Studies show that poetry stimulates language use in the classroom like no other activity. Reading and writing poems gives students the gift of imagery and metaphor, promotes confidence, and brings language to their fingertips.

In this two hour session teacher and award winning author Sherryl Clark will introduce you to helpful poetry resources, provide you with a range of starting points and more advanced options. She'll share great poems and simple exercises that can be completed in a short time to excite and inspire. This professional development opportunity is designed for both primary and secondary teachers and anyone wanting to encourage poetry writing and reading in young people. Be afraid of poetry no more!

This session at Williamstown Literary Festival is proudly supported by Victoria University.

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