Poetry in the multilingual classroom, event

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The Manchester Writing School is hosting an event on January 17th sharing ideas for using poetry in classrooms to improve inter-cultural understanding and to develop creativity, addressing the barriers and the benefits.

With an emphasis on writing and performing poetry, the session will include: reading poetry in a multilingual classroom, translation, finding poetry in the classroom, poetry in performance, science and poetry, the Manchester Mushaira and food poetry.

Workshops will be run by some of Manchester’s most experienced exponents of performance poetry and its multicultural uses, including Anjum Malik, Mandy Coe and Shirley May.

The sessions will be of interest to teachers and librarians responsible for all key stages and levels, who should be able to take away with them teaching resources for immediate classroom use.

As previously recorded in these pages, Write Out Loud supports any and every use of poetry to promote multicultural understanding, be it written or performed.

Places are free but limited and booking is essential. More information and tickets here.

Poetry in the Multilingual Classroom, Thursday January 17th, 17.00 – 20.00, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West Manchester M15 6EB 

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