Inspireland are Ireland’s leading providers of secondary school poetry slam workshops. September 2016 sees the introduction of Stephen Murray’s Online Poetry Workshops for writers of all abilities and ages.
Every year we deliver creative writing and poetry slam workshops to over 6,000 students throughout Ireland. What we bring into classrooms and our summer camps is what builds the bridge between the creative spark and the incredible dream.
We are fuelling the fires of youthful creativity like no one else before. We are helping to build great castles in the kingdoms of their imaginations. Kingdoms that will shimmer, enshrined in their memories forever.
SCHOOL POETRY WORKSHOPS
Inspireland’s Poetry Slam Workshops are consistently the highlight of our schools’ in-school calendar. The buzz reverberates around the school. Staff rooms murmur of students that have never seemed so energized. Corridors buzz with excitement, there is clamour to get into the workshops again. Perceptions of poetry are flipped on their heads and the results are spectacular.
We encourage young people to find their creative voice, engage and use it by inviting them on a roller coaster ride into a headspace that is edgy, entertaining and profoundly inspirational. The work produced is breathtaking, addressing many SPHE issues such as wellness, identity, equality and bullying. Every month we feature students’ submissions in our Brave New Words blog.
Workshops are available September to mid-May for Junior Cycle and Transition Year students. Primary School workshops are available from the third week of May until the end of June.