|Compton Valance and Frances at Urmston Bookshop.|
|Let in the Stars|
Now, Compton wants you to take up our challenge, honour the poetry that inspired you to read and write as a child, and help us to let in the stars of children’s poetry. To get involved you can:
Share a Poem: Set up your own events and read poetry for children out loud. You can perform your own poems or some by your favourite writers. We can send you some bookmarks and posters to help you advertise your event and get started – just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’re planning.
Create a Poem: If you’ve been inspired by poetry that you’ve read or that you remember, why not use that as inspiration to write your own? You can start from scratch with your own ideas or use the opening line of your favourite poem, or a new one that someone has shared with you, as a starting point.
Post a Poem: Let us know what you’ve adopted, shared or created by sending us photos and videos and writing about it on our Reading and Writing Relay blog, posting on our Facebook group or Tweeting @MCBFestival.
This project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
More information on the Let In The Stars project is available here.