The poetry slam workshop was a very interesting workshop and was very fun to partake in. The workshop was done by Steven Murray an accomplished poet. Steven started the workshop by reading one of his own poems and giving us his opinions on poetry and how it is written. He then gave us various exercises to carry out such as writing down five of your favourite song lyrics and five habits you have. We did exercises such as these for roughly three periods and they would eventually help us to write our poems.

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After lunch Steven showed us some poems by other poets to help us figure out what we wanted our poem to be about. We were then asked to write our own poems they could be about anything, and be as long as we wanted them to be. Once we had written our poems we gave them to Steven who read them and then put them online. This workshop was very enjoyable and taught us all the different steps and ways to write a poem.

-Alex Crowe


 

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