Benjamin will take students on a journey to discover their own inner poetry, what it means to access spontaneity and their creative flow, how different poets use various techniques and styles, the use of rhythm, imagery, metaphor and surrealism.
Benjamin had first poetry published as a teen in adult literary journals. He has since published two anthologies of poetry, The Song of a Hundred Miles and Night Swim.
Sam will show students the steps she followed to write the beautiful poem that features in her picture book Remember the Rainbows. Students will then write their own poetic masterpiece, experimenting with techniques including repetition and rhyme.
Writing from real life
* Workshops Poetry for the Page and Poetry for the Stage can be combined