To celebrate poetry and National Poetry Day, Bloomsbury is delighted to celebrate with a week of poetry activity on its Bloomsbury Education Facebook channel.
See It Like a Poet – Bloomsbury Children’s Poetry Showcase will be running every day at 11am and 2pm from 28th September – 2nd October, encompassing National Poetry Day on 1st October.
Bloomsbury will be hosting a wide range of free video workshops, activities, challenges and book extracts on different themes, including food, family and relationships, school life, magic and poetry itself, to support National Poetry Day and encourage children’s interest and enjoyment of poetry.
Poets providing videos and video workshops include A.F. Harrold, Paul Cookson, Matt Goodfellow, Joshua Seigal and Matt Abbott, whilst the week will also feature a host of magical poetical challenges from poets included in the new anthology Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble, including Valerie Bloom, Liz Brownlee and Stewart Henderson.
Bloomsbury is thrilled to have had all four of its latest poetry books included on National Poetry Day’s Recommend Books for Children:
- Bright Bursts of Colour by Matt Goodfellow, illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff
- Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble, Magical Poems chosen by Paul Cookson and illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon
- The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice by A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Mini Grey
- Welcome to My Crazy Life, by Joshua Seigal, illustrated by Chris Piascik
See it Like a Poet: Bloomsbury Children’s Poetry Showcase will take place Monday 28th September – Friday 2nd October on Bloomsbury Education Facebook.