Recommended for ages Key Stages 3 and 4 (ages 13+)

Creative and energetic in equal measures, performance poet Joelle Taylor offers a workshop on poetry slams, talking through how to create high impact poems for performance, offering hints and tips and giving a special performance of her own work.

To download an education pack with resources for this event, click here.

If you have enjoyed this film, why not try these activities:

  • Watch the video Words that Burn by Joelle Taylor to discover why she writes poetry, what inspires her and more of her advice.
  • Watch The Poetry Society’s short video A Very English Apocalypse: A Poetry Workshop with Joelle Taylor.
  • Create your own poem based on lines from Joelle’s poem here.

About The Poet

Joelle Taylor

Joelle Taylor is the author of four collections of poetry. Her newest collection C+NTO & Othered Poems (June 2021) was the subject of a Radio 4 arts documentary Butch. She is a co-curator and host of Out-Spoken Live, resident at the Southbank Centre, and the current editor of Out-Spoken Press.