Just like in his school assemblies, Darren brings poetry to life with his enthusiasm, excitement, and passion for writing. He’s developed new ways (in this virtual world) to effectively interact with students while keeping them interested and engaged. His relatable poems, lighthearted humor, and inspiring messages not only generate positivity, but also help his audience get in touch with their feelings and emotions. Younger students act out poems with Darren, figure out poetry riddles, and lean how to express themselves in positive ways. Older students discover easy ways to put ideas in motion, make their poems and stories stand out, and learn how to empower themselves with words. Students will be motivated to read and write poetry, start an idea book, and think in a creative direction. Lastly, they’ll get to meet a really cool author.
Duration: 1 hour / Size: Varies
Darren Sardelli is an exciting, enthusiastic poet who makes poetry fun and meaningful to young people. His relatable topics, shocking twists and surprise endings, mixed with interaction and humor, keep students engaged and entertained. When Darren performs a poem, he creates a unique experience for his audience by generating a particular feeling, reaction, or emotion. Younger students act out poems with Darren, figure out poetry riddles, and learn how to express themselves in positive ways. Older students discover easy ways to put ideas in motion, make their poems and stories stand out, and learn how to empower themselves with words. Students will be motivated to read and write poetry, start an idea book, and think in a creative direction.
* Perfect for PARP, National Poetry Month, Reading Celebrations, & more!
Assemblies: K-2nd & 3rd-5th
Duration: 1 hour / In-School & Virtual
Darren Sardelli’s middle school and high school assemblies are designed to motivate, educate, and demonstrate the incredible things that can be accomplished through hard work and perseverance. His real-life stories connect with and captivate young adults, and his poems deliver intriguing perspectives while generating enthusiasm and laughter. Through self-belief, determination, and dedication to his craft, Darren transformed himself from an unlikely writer into a professional poet. Students feel his passion and energy for what he does. It’s an uplifting, enriching experience that opens minds and instills confidence in the ones who need it most.
Duration: 1 hour / Size: 100+ / In-School & Virtual
Are you looking for something that builds confidence, enhances creativity, and teaches a valuable skill? Darren Sardelli’s BUILD-A-POEM WORKSHOP does all this and more! Students learn how to paint pictures with words, make writing more descriptive, and write poetry that stands out. Darren demonstrates how to put ideas in motion and gives students the tools they need to feel good about writing poetry.
Duration: 50 minutes / Size: 2 Classes / In-School & Virtual
ADVENTURES IN RHYME is an interactive poetry show that teaches PRE-K, Kindergarteners, and First Graders about rhythm, rhyme, and poetry. During this action-packed presentation, each poem requires some type of participation or activity. Students sing poems with Darren, figure out poetry riddles, and dance to the rhythm of his rhymes. It’s a wonderful way to introduce poetry to young people.
Duration: 50 minutes / Size: 3-5 Classes / In-School & Virtual
During THE FUNNY POETRY SHOW, Darren performs his hilarious poems for the crowd, talks about who and what inspires him, shares the inspirational story of how he became an author, shows his audience how writing can be used as a creative outlet, and demonstrates what people can accomplish by working hard and believing in themselves. It’s an exciting program that uplifts, empowers, and connects families through poetry.
SCHOOLS / LIBRARIES / CAMPS
Duration: 1 hour (with a book signing) / In-School & Virtual
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