|Calling All Budding Young Poets!|
Your poem could be displayed in Acton
I am launching a new programme of 'Community Poetry' in Acton and am calling on all our young people to write a poem to be displayed in our Acton community.
The idea is simple:
Children write a poem with the title 'Winter Is...'
It can be any length
It doesn't have to rhyme.
Be creative - you might write a poem about Christmas, Hannukah, or any other winter celebration that means something to you. You might write about the cold, the wind, the trees. It's up to you - just remember to start your poem with 'Winter Is...'
Put your name and age on the bottom.
You can submit as many poems as you like - the more the merrier.
That's it... then, around the first of December, start looking around your community for your poem. It might be on a tree, a lamppost, a shop window.
This project is based on something I saw in Los Angeles, California through www.growvenice.com. The aim is not only to get the children interested in poetry and writing stories/words, but also to encourage our community to stop, look, read, ponder, think, and discuss.
If you would prefer your child's name and/or age NOT to be included on the poem, just let me know.
The poems will stay up for around one month, starting from the first week of December. I will ensure they are taken down if causing nuisance or waste.
Ealing Council have pledged some money to fund this project as part of the Acton Winter Festival.
I envisage we could have up to 200 poems dotted around Acton.
So get writing! And do pass this information on to anyone you might know.
November 27, 2009