Hooray! It’s only 2 weeks until GloPoWriMo and NaPoWriMo. I’m looking forward to reading your poetry on WordPress next month.
I just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting writing prompts this year, as
I have other priorities and I also want to concentrate on taking part in the month-long challenge.
If you find yourself stuck for prompts, you can still find my GloPoWriMo prompts from 2018 on my blog. I also post writing prompts on TWITTER every Monday. These are offered via shared artworks, photographs, videos, and short animated films.
Good luck with the challenge.
The latest poetry anthology for children by The Emma Press is now available to pre-order (out 6 Dec).
‘The Head That Wears a Crown: Poems About Kings and Queens’, is an illustrated anthology of poetry and educational facts for children aged 8+.
I am thrilled to have a poem about the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots included in this fabulous anthology. If you’re looking for a stocking filler for young book worms, you can find out more about the publication and the contributing poets HERE
I love the book cover!
See and hear Robert Grant perform his poetry on YOU TUBE
Congratulations to my local independent children’s book shop, The Book Nook, for winning the Children’s Bookseller of the Year Award yesterday.
You can see the full list of winners in each category at The British Book Awards
The Charles Causley Trust invite you to submit your poetry for the Young People’s Poetry Prize 2018. This year’s theme is ‘the Cornish countryside.’
There are three entry levels:
Category A for children aged 5 to 11
Category B for young people (in Secondary education) aged 11 to 16
Category C for young people aged 16 to 18
You must live in Cornwall.
Closing date: Friday 20th July 2018
Download an entry form and find out more
from The Charles Causley Trust
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Today’s theme: Abandoned buildings — Ruins, Derelict, Haunted, History, Post war, Atlantis/Machu Pichu/Other …
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What a busy month it’s been. I hope that you have found some of the photo prompts appealing and inspiring during the global poetry writing challenge. It’s been a pleasure selecting them for you and reading your work.
My usual Monday Motivation writing prompts, (a variety of words and images), will recommence from May, on Twitter at 06:30 and 17:00 (UK time) at OlivantePoetry
Happy writing and my best wishes,
I wanted to share with you a very exciting BookTrust writing competition for children of primary school age.
The challenge is, to write a story of no more than 500 words.
The story can be about absolutely ANYTHING and can be set anywhere you like… In space, the jungle, at school, underwater, in a shop.
There’s just one VERY simple rule: YOU are the main character, and you have to use your REAL FIRST NAME.
You can take part as a class or enter individually.
The deadline is 5pm on Monday 21st May 2018.
WHAT DO YOU WIN?
Five winners will get the chance to see their entry turned into a printed one-off book – with their name on the cover!
For further details and the address for sending your entries, please visit