Kristin Martin’s Poetry Workshops
I am available to teach poetry workshops at primary schools and high schools in and around Adelaide, South Australia. I am available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school term in 2021, and three days a week in 2022 (days to be confirmed).
My workshops are interactive, entertaining and educational, and provide the opportunity for students to practise the skills learnt. The workshops are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and are tailored to the needs of each class. Workshops can be chosen from a combination of the following:
- rhyming poetry
- similes in poems
- metaphors in poems, including extended metaphors
- personification in poems
- concrete poems
- free verse poems
I am the author of two poetry books, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme (Glimmer Press, 2019) and Paint the Sky (Ginninderra Press, 2016). I am also a registered teacher with over 20 years’ experience teaching in primary schools in South Australia,
‘Kristin’s enthusiasm for poetry was truly evident at the 2019 Meet the Writers Festival. She is able to pitch her presentations at a variety of age groups from primary to secondary students, and was a hit with the audiences.’ Aurora Reid, organiser of SAETA Meet the Writers’ Festival, 2019
‘Kristin spoke to our Year 3/4 classes today, she was enthusiastic and had the students enthralled and engaged. You could have heard a pin drop, plus they all wrote amazing poems using similes!’ Sofia Andreucci, teacher at Lockleys North Primary School, 2019
Please contact my agent, Becky, at Becky’s Literary Bookings for further details or to make a booking:
Kristin spoke to our Year 3/4 classes today, she was enthusiastic and had the students enthralled and engaged. You could have heard a pin drop, plus they all wrote amazing poems using similes!
Thank you Sofia,
I loved talking to your students! And I loved reading their poems. Thanks so much for having me.
Kristin shared her love of poetry with a small but enthusiastic group at our library in the school holidays. She was enthusiastic and engaging and her poems abut animals and the natural environment were age-appropriate. Thanks Kristin.
I enjoyed sharing my poems with the enthusiastic kids in your lovely space.
Kristin ran a poetry workshop with our 4/5’s at West Beach Primary School which was absolutely fantastic. The workshop was a lovely mixture of listening to Kristin’s poems, learning about similes and then having a go at individually writing their own poems. Students were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the 45 minute session and were thrilled with their poems about ‘A sunny day at school.’ Thank you Kristin for a educational and fun workshop!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with your lovely class. I look forward to reading their completed poems.