#SayYourPeace poetry writing prompts for young people


Throughout Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola’s #SayYourPeace writing campaign that encourages young people to use poetry to share what brings them peace in troubled times, Theresa will be sharing writing prompts to inspire creativity. We’ll post prompts throughout the campaign.

Writing Prompt 1 

What thing has felt you feel peace?

The phone, a book, a board game?

Imagine that thing as a superhero with superpowers, write a short poem about it.

Share it on Insta or Twitter and hashtag #SayYourPeace

Writing Prompt 2 

Write a poem about a piece of good and/or humorous news you saw or heard recently.

Writing Prompt 3

“Is there a place you escape to in order to feel at peace? Write a poem describing or creating that place using your five senses.” 

Published 23 April 2020

Updated 8 June 2020