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I know, I wish, I will

Writing on the Wall is delighted to be working with Eastside Educational Trust to celebrate their 25th anniversary year (2019). Together we will be assembling thousands of young people from across England and beyond, to create the world’s longest, youth-led, spoken word poem.

Launching on World Poetry Day, 21st March 2019, the I know, I wish, I will project will culminate in a youth-led, live streamed, 25-hour spoken word marathon on stage at the West End’s Criterion Theatre to celebrate World Poetry Day 21st March 2020.

‘We are thrilled to be a part of the ‘I Know, I Wish, I Will’ project with Eastside. Here at WoW we have passion for spoken word, working to support some of Liverpool’s most exciting new young artists, as well as programming national and international artists in our annual festival. We can’t wait to get started in local schools and look forward to working with all the partners!’
- Madeline Heneghan Co-Director Writing on the Wall

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Check out the promo video




How to get involved?
 
1 Create Your Poem
Your poem could explore any or all of:

  • What do you know about yourself and the world around you?
  • What do you wish could be different?
  • What will you do to make change?
2 Submit Online
Submissions open September 2019 here.
Deadline: Friday 20th December 2019.

 
Guidelines for submission

  • Entries can be created individually or in groups of 2-5 people
  • Entries can be any length under 5 minutes
  • Entrants must be aged 25 and under
  • Poems must be your own original work
  • Use language that’s kind to others and respects differences.
3 Attend the WoW Masterclass

Writing on the Wall are hosting a masterclass with limited spaces available to get your poem kick-started for submission. To register your interest for the Masterclass please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
4 Arrange a slam to help us fundraise
Are you a youth leader or community organiser? Do you want to get young people engaged in writing and performing spoken word? Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask about our free Poetry Slam Event Training and opportunities for collaboration and fundraising.
 
FAQ & Resources
All entries will be shortlisted by a panel and selected poets will be notified if they’ve been successfully picked to perform at the Marathon Event on the 21st March 2020 in London’s Criterion Theatre.

If you’re a teacher looking to book in workshops please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss availability.

If you’re a teacher looking to book onto the Slam Event CPD Training please email us.

Want to help fundraise for this project? Check out the JustGiving Page here or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your ideas for how you might fundraise for this project.
 
For inspiration check out our YouTube library of poems from poets across the country:

For further information about the programme please visit the project website here

For general enquiries please contact Eastside on 020 7033 2380 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.