Performance poet, Joel McKerrow, joined Bellarine’s Year 9 Writers’ elective recently for a workshop on developing performance poetry.
Joel shared some of his poems which he used as a teaching tool, getting the students to share what they saw and heard. The students were amused, inspired and affected by the emotion shared through his piece.
Joel took the students through the writing process and showed them how to develop the use of literary devices.
To have an international renowned poet in the room, for staff and students alike, was quite mind blowing and his performances just enhanced that.
The authenticity of having a real live poet in class made a difference for each of the students who were really able to connect on a higher level and challenge their own thinking.
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