Call out for young people to organise live poetry events


Aged 13 to 25 and live in Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Croydon, Merton or Newham?

Are you interested in:

Writing or performing poetry?

Arts and creative events management?

Event tech or lighting?

PR, marketing and media?

Spread The Word is proud to lead the Young People’s Laureate for London Library Tour in five boroughs across London. We will be working with leading poets, including the Young People’s Laureate for London, Caleb Femi, to transform your local library into a poetry and spoken word event space with professional performers and open mic opportunities.

We need YOU to help us organise this special event along with your local library. The events will take place at the end of October and include a day of free workshops beforehand so young people can come and polish their poetry skills.

You will need to commit to three/four meetings in September and October in the lead up to the events.

You will receive:

  • A masterclass from the Audience Agency on promoting events via social media;
  • Invaluable experience of organising an arts event with professional performers;
  • The opportunity to plan an event of your own in the next twelve months.

Interested? Get in touch with the Libraries listed below to find out more on how you can get involved:

Barking and Dagenham: Lena Smith at







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