Literacy Library Presents... The Joy of Poetry with Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen
16th September, 2021 - 17:00 pm to 18:30 pm
Price: £25.00

In the lead up to the announcement of the 2021 CLPE Poetry Award, the CLiPPA, join us for a very special Literacy Library presents event with former Children’s Laureate and CLiPPA 2021 shortlisted poet Michael Rosen.

CLPE’s Charlotte Hacking will share CLPE’s research and learning from our poetry research programmes, The Power of Poetry and Poetry in the Primary Classroom on the most effective ways to choose and use poetry to develop children’s fluency and depth of understanding as readers and how to use poetry to express, entertain and share experiences in writing.

Camille Daley, Year 5 teacher at St Ann’s CE Primary School in Haringey, will talk about how she has developed her understanding of how to choose and use poetry in the classroom which reflects the backgrounds and experiences of her pupils and the impact this has had on them as readers and writers as well as on their personal, social and emotional development. Their school has been part of our year-long Poetry in the Primary Classroom research project, developed in partnership with The Royal African Society and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

We’ll be joined by poet, author, Professor of Children’s Literature and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, who will share his experience in writing poetry and in engaging children in the joys of poetry. He will draw on his wealth of experience, including his involvement in CLPE’s research project and publication A Year With Poetry (CLPE) and his recent publication What is Poetry? (Walker Books). Michael will also draw upon and read poems from his wide ranging collections, including his latest children’s collection On the Move (Walker Books), which has been shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2021.


Registration will be via Zoom. Please follow the instructions in your confirmation email and ensure that you register well in advance of the event start time.

Date: 16th September 2021

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Tickets: £25

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