Spoken Word Power: Open Call 2022

Celebrate World Poetry Day with us this March!

Let us support you to make poetry fun and engaging. Our free Lesson Plan and extension resources will get your students writing and performing their own original Spoken Word Poetry on the theme of Speaking My Truth.

Guide students through the whole process of poetry writing; from conception, to performance to publication. Each participating school is invited to enter one poem to represent your school, to feature in our printed poetry anthology – just send in your poem before 25 April 2022.

Read on to see how you can get involved with Spoken Word Power at your school this year 👇

3 easy steps to participate in the open call

Use our resource pack to introduce your students to our annual theme ‘Speaking My Truth’, and encourage them through the whole process of poetry writing; from conception to performance.


Use our PDF lesson plan as well as the accompanying videos to get your students writing and performing poetry. 


Use our handy guide to celebrate World Poetry Day on or around March 21.


Head to the form here to submit one poem to feature in our annual poetry anthology, Speaking My Truth, at no cost to your school. Any educational institution working with students up to the age of 18 is eligible to participate.

Deadline: 25 April 2022


Submitting Your School Poem

So now you’ve completed your workshops and hosted your School Slam, you can head to our form here to submit one poem to be featured in our annual poetry anthology: Speaking My Truth. 

To ensure we can publish your school’s nominated student poem, please make sure that it:

    • Is your students’ own original work
    • Uses language that’s kind to others and respects differences
    • Is in English (a translation from another language is fine)

The deadline for submissions is Monday 25th April.

*Please ensure you have obtained parental permission to publish your student poem.

The Speaking My Truth poetry anthology will be published in June 2022. All schools featured will receive a free copy of the anthology for your school.