Scrabble tiles spelling "Word", with two dice to show "Play"

Word Play creative writing activities:

Spoken word, ballad, sonnet, verse, limerick, rhyme, poetry…

Whatever you want to call it, we have a range of free creative writing activities to support you in your exploration of     W    O    R    D    S.  As well as diving into different types of spoken word techniques, we also experiment with accent and dialect.  We also look at the most unusual words in our language (there’s quite a few!). We would love to read your imaginative work.  If you’re happy to share, why not send your writing to so we can celebrate you as a Grimm & Co author!

This digital programme was designed to support children and young people in creating a poem for the Foyle Young Poet of the Year Awards in July 2020. Well done to all those who took part!

Our digital writing activities are all free for mortals young and not-as-young-as-some to enjoy!  Have a go – you might just find that you love it!

To find out more about our other writing activities, click on the sections below.  You can also see what’s happening with our out-of-school workshops here.

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