The Weekly Challenge, 30th September 2019 – I know I wish I will
Eastside Educational Trust are an arts education charity working to develop creative thinking with young people. ‘I know I wish I will’ is a national spoken word poetry competition for 5-25 year olds, ending in a 25-hour spoken word marathon in London’s West End (phew!). To celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th October, Eastside invite you to make your voice heard, and give poetry a go.
Write your own poem in response to the theme I know I wish I will.
What do you KNOW about yourself and the world around you?
What do you WISH was different?
What you WILL do to make a change?
Check out the Eastside website for all sorts of tips on how to get started writing, and performing your spoken word.
If you are 25 years or under, enter your spoken word poetry into the free competition to be in with the chance to perform in London’s West End (deadline for submissions is 20th December 2019, 12pm).
If you have more time …
Perform your poem and film yourself. You may want to consider physicality, voice and rhythm, by watching the videos featuring professional spoken word poets on the Eastside website: https://www.eastside.org.uk/i-know-i-wish-i-will/
Share using #KnowWishWill #Poetry and #MyJourneyToWestEnd
Have fun! Full challenge here: http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-30th-september-2019/