If you know of any know any children aged 6+ who love books, reading and writing, Verve Poetry Festival is the place for them this February half-term. We have a lively programme of children’s writing events at Waterstones Birmingham on 18 – 19 February.
On Saturday, 18 February and Sunday, 19 February, the best local and national children’s poets like Emma Purshouse, Rachel Piercey, Kate Wakeling, Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan and Richard O’Brien will dazzle, delight and inspire all those young Shakespeares and Byrons.
They can listen to brilliant poetry performances, bring a poem to read at our Little Tyke Open Mic or join one our lively writing workshops and write a poem about space, aliens, myths or monsters, with plenty of prompts and feedback from our poets.
The best part? All children’s events are free! What better way to spend your weekend with your family? Places are limited, so book your tickets here.
All events will take place on the dedicated children’s floor (Floor 3) of recently refurbished Waterstones Birmingham, a bright and cosy space perfect for curling up for a reading or scribbling away. The new Children’s floor opened in November 2015 and is chock full of children’s books for every age and taste. It has its own café and plenty of seating so you can drink and read to your heart’s content! Have you visited yet?
These children events have been lovingly curated by The Emma Press, a poetry publisher that delights in making poetry fun and accessible to children of all ages. Verve Poetry Festival is Birmingham’s first poetry and spoken word festival that features a range of poetry, spoken word, unique performances, lively workshops, open mic opportunities and more.