September 10th, 2021

Celebrate National Poetry Day with Michael Rosen

National Poetry Day - LIVE Digital Event

National Poetry Day is on Thursday 7 October and The Children’s Bookshow will be celebrating with a LIVE digital fundraising event for primary schools with the extraordinary poet, Michael Rosen! Join us on Crowdcast for an interactive session where Michael will perform his poems, talk about the importance and joy of poetry and give tips on how to write your own! There will be the chance to ask Michael questions too.

The Details

Date: Thursday 7 October 2021

Time: 11am

Duration: approximately 1 hour

Suitable for: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Location: LIVE online via Crowdcast

Cost: £10 per log-in


Need to buy multiple log-ins in one go?
Email The Children's Bookshow with the amount you need and we’ll make that happen.

You can read more about Michael Rosen here, and you will find a complete list of Michael's books on his website, including his most recent, Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS (Ebury Press).

The Children's Bookshow has worked with lots of brilliant poets over the years including John Agard, Grace Nichols and Roger McGough, with appearances from Michael Rosen, Val Bloom, Rachel Rooney and Kwame Alexander later this term.

More Information

  • We will broadcast direct into your classroom, using the online platform Crowdcast. You don't need an account, just click on the link above and follow the instructions to register for the event.

  • Our digital events can be watched on the whiteboard in the classroom. You can find a quick reference guide for the optimum Crowdcast experience here.

  • The Children’s Bookshow is a charity and this event is a fundraiser, and we are charging a £10 fee per log-in. There’s no limit to the number of log-ins a school can buy - for example, if you need one for each of 3 classes, that will total £30. You will not be able to use the same log-in for several computers.

  • During the live event there will be a 'chat' function available on Crowdcast where you will be able to comment.

  • There will be the opportunity for teachers to ask questions using the 'Ask A Question' button on Crowdcast. We cannot guarantee that all questions will be answered during the event, but we'll do our best!

  • Security disclaimer: the event will be password protected and available only to those who have registered directly. However, please note we cannot be held responsible for any views, questions or comments written in the chat.

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