Authors Live: Poetry Slam
Authors Live has put a new spin on the traditional notion of poetry, with three of Britain’s best-loved poets; Paul Lyalls, Elspeth Murray and Dizraeli waging verbal battle against each other in front of a live online audience. But that is not all, as we have superstar of the spoken word Lemn Sissay reading two poems and he has also been compering the slam. Expect lively debate, quick wits, lots of laughs and above all, expect the unexpected!
We have produced learning resources for you to download for free to enable from our website. These resources, linked to CfE, provide ideas and activities to help you integrate the Authors Live: Darren Shan event into your lessons.
- Poetry Slam Learning Resources
- Stage Your Own Word War Resource
- Discursive Writing Activities for a Rap Battle
Take a look at our brilliant Case Study Package from Holy Cross High and Lanark Grammar in South Lanarkshire which shows how they used this Authors Live event as inspiration for a rap battle project.
If you would like your pupils to vote for their favourite poet when watching the video on demand, you will need a voting card of each author for every pupil to hold up at the end of each verbal battle. Click on each link below to view the cards and print them out.