Simon Mole

is creating Poems & Poetry Workshops for Children and Families

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Supporter

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$3
per month
You make the workshops happen, even though you don’t have a young poet coming along. Your support means I can offer the workshops for free to any families that need them to be. You absolute HERO!

You’re also supporting me to keep making at least 1 high quality poetry tutorial video for youtube each month, and crucially helping to keep those resources available for free to schools and families.
  • My favourite poem from a young poet sent to you each month
  • A Digital Anthology of poems created in the workshops each year

Young Poet

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$9.50
per month
You are a participant at our workshops and sharing, and the reason we're making this happen! 

You’re also supporting me to keep the workshop free for those families that need them to be – as well as bringing poetry into your home you will be helping me bring into other homes too!

If you can't make to a particular session you'll get exclusive access to a recording of the workshop for a week afterwards.
  • 1 live Zoom workshop a month (this will increase to 2 once our first patreon target is met!)
  • 3 Performance events per year on Zoom – young poets perform alongside professional poet(s)
  • Inclusion of 1 poem from your young poet in a yearly workshop anthology (digital version)
  • Advance discount code for ticketed shows by Simon Mole (live or online) where possible

Young Poet (Plus One to One)

Limited (1 of 6 remaining)
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$19.50
per month
Your young poet wants some face to face tuition from a real live poet and as a real live poet myself I can make that happen! 

You will get all perks of the Young Poet Weekly plus a one to one video feedback call with Simon once a month. Crucially, supporting at this level will make a massive difference to how many families I can offer free workshops to. as well as bringing poetry into your home you will be helping me bring into other homes too! Lets change the world, one poem at a time!

If you can't make to a particular session you'll get exclusive access to a recording of the workshop for a week afterwards.
  • One to one video feedback call with Simon each month (15 mins approx)
  • 1 live Zoom workshop a month (this will increase to 2 once our first patreon target is met!)
  • 3 Performance events per year on Zoom – young poets perform alongside professional poet(s)
  • One new writing activity a week sent to your inbox
  • Paper version of our annual workshop anthology posted out to your house
  • Advance discount code for ticketed shows by Simon Mole (live or online) where possible

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$269

per month

About

WHO AM I?
I'm Simon Mole and I'm a poet. I've been lucky enough to gig with Simon Armitage and Kae Tempest, and have taken 4 solo shows on UK tours. Since becoming a dad myself I mostly write for and with children and families, and my first children's book came out last year. 

I have 15 years experience using poetry and rap in education and community settings. I am currently the Digital Poet in Residency for National Literacy Trust, and I was recently made an official National Poetry Day Ambassador.

My YouTube channel
is home to my popular series of step by step tutorial videos, which are used by thousands of teachers and children across the world.
 
WHAT DO WE DO IN THE WORKSHOPS?
We usually start with a few fun warm up games to build confidence and skills, before I guide the group through a prompt-based writing exercise set out in a similar style to the tutorial videos I make for my YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/c/Poemsforkids_Si/

HOW CAN I COME FOR FREE?
Keeping the workshops free for families that need them to be is an important part of this for me. If you want to be part of the workshops but aren’t currently able to afford the monthly fee, you can just whack your details in the sign up box on this page and you will be sent the logins to the zooms each month for free.

Those of you that will be subscribing are helping to make this happen - as well as bringing poetry into your home you will be helping me bring into other homes too!

WHEN ARE THE WORKSHOPS?
Here is the schedule for the rest of the year. You can come to whichever workshop suits you best each month, I will be running the same session on the Saturday and the Tuesday.

If (when!) we reach our first Patreon target, I will (at no extra cost) add an additional session each month so those who want to are able to meet fortnightly.

NOVEMBER WORKSHOP
Saturday 7th November 10 am – 10.45am
OR
Tuesday 10th November 4pm – 4.45pm
(You can come to whichever time suits you best, I will be running the same session on the Saturday and the Tuesday.)

**NEW NOVEMBER SESSION**
Tuesday 24th November 4pm – 4.45pm
(This will be a chance for the young poets to share the poems they wrote in the November workshop – we’ll get warmed up with some performance skills games first, and I’ll introduce some ideas around how to give positive and helpful feedback on other poets writing)

DECEMBER WORKSHOP
Saturday 5th December 10am – 10.45am
OR
Tuesday 8th December 4pm – 4.45pm
(You can come to whichever time suits you best, I will be running the same session on the Saturday and the Tuesday.)

DECEMBER SHARING EVENT (with friends and family)
This will take place at some point over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of December, at the most popular time as picked by you all.

*All sessions listed above are open to young poets aged 5-11.

Excited to get going!
Goals
$200.09 - reached! per month
Two workshops a month! Once we hit the target I will add a second workshop each month, for all young poets, at no extra cost!
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