It’s World Book Day! And a much quieter one than last year but that’s OK, we can read quietly.

We can also write! Fighting Words NI have been busy bees this year, creating videos of creative writing workshops for schools to use (more on that later), and I’ve asked the writing students at the Seamus Heaney Centre QUB to contribute five-minute ‘Tiny Masterclasses’ of their own favourite writing tips, tricks and exercises for young writers, schools and homeschoolers to use.


Our first one, by poetry student Milena Williamson, is this lovely exercise on how to write an Ode, and features Ode to My Socks by Pablo Neruda (great choice!). So why not have a go at writing your own Ode to something or someone you love!

You can view the video and download the poem here.

Happy World Book Day!



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