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Young Bradford Poets participants' area

Added 07 Feb 2018

Bronte Parsonage Museum

This area is for schools involved in the Young Bradford Poets project. 

Here you can find the documents which will support you in delivering the project, including the resource pack and slides from the CPD day. 

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Fay.Lant@literacytrust.org.uk or Susan.Newby@bronte.org.uk

Poets

Saju AhmedSaju Ahmed - poet 2

Saju Ahmed is a performance poet and a graduate of the Leeds Young Authors project. He has performed nationally and internationally at poetry slams and literary festivals including New York, California and Washington.

Saju says that he used to find it difficult to concentrate at school because he found it boring and often got into trouble with his teachers. This was before he discovered slam poetry which changed his life.

Joe Kriss

Joe Kriss - poet 2

Joe is a poet, event promoter, stage manager, editor and creative facilitator based in Sheffield.  He is part of the artists collective, Opus Independents, is the founder of the live literature organisation Word Life, which puts on events featuring some of the biggest names in UK performance poetry at some of our region’s top venues.

He has extensive experience of running writing workshops at every level from primary to university and believes passionately in the power of the spoken word to educate, inform and entertain.


Amazon Young Storyteller

Your students can become published authors and we would absolutely love to see a published anthology of your class' Bronte-inspired poems.

To create an account and download the resources, visit: www.amazon.co.uk/youngstoryteller

Arts Award

Sue can help your students achieve the Bronze Arts Award through this project - please do get in touch with her if you are interested.

For more information, visit: www.artsaward.org.uk

Useful resources:

Annual Literacy Review

Annual Literacy Research and Policy Guide

Great Poetry Through Time (created by our very own Mehwash!)

Our Place

Write On: Poetry Slam

Young City Poets 2016/17 evaluation