An exciting event ft students from 6 Liverpool schools will be taking place at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool on World Poetry Day, Tuesday 21 March 2023. The event concludes the ‘Spoken Word Power Project’ that Writing on the Wall has been delivering for the past 2 years in collaboration with Eastside Educational Trust.
During a series of workshops with artists Toria Garbutt and Blue Saint, students have created and edited their own poems based around the theme ‘The Places I’ll Go’. Following this, each school ran their own Poetry Slam event and the winners of each School Slam have now been invited to perform at the regional event at the Unity Theatre.
The event will be hosted by Performance poet, Dom Berry and performances will be judged by a panel of poetry experts including Mike Morris, Co-Director of WOW and local poet and activist, Amina Atiq.
All the work performed at the event will also be published in an anthology later this year which will celebrate and recognise the wonderful poems created by the students throughout the project.