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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25–28 May 2023

In this workshop, award-winning poet Nikki Grimes shares the impact of poetry and novels in verse, explores how verse can be used to entice even reluctant readers, motivate them to write, and enhance the culture of the classroom. Attendees have a chance to write using poetry prompts created by Grimes, which they can later use with their own students.

Poetry Writing

Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes (USA)

Bestselling author Nikki Grimes received the Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, ALAN Award for teen literature, Children's Literature Legacy Medal, NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry, and the Coretta Scott King Award. Recent titles include Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Playtime for Restless Rascals, and Garvey in the Dark. 

Programme dates and times are subject to change.