NAC-AEP Programme Details

Literary Arts

Programme ID: AEP0419527

Creative Writing-Trigger Poetry


This highly engaging programme uses dice and other fun materials as prompts and jumping off points to trigger the writing of short poems and then longer poems. Throwing the dice, they use numbers to count syllables for each line. The activities are designed to impart poetic form in a fun way: Who Am I Acrostic’, ‘Fiddle with a Riddle’, ‘Cinquain Chains’, or ‘Rhyme With Numbers’. This parlour-game approach to poetry adds sufficient levity to the learning process, allowing students to ease into the more serious business of learning poetry essentials. This programme combines fun with creative learning and leads to student portfolios of short poems.

The materials for this course have been devised and organised by well-known poet/author Dr Chris Mooney-Singh who holds a PhD in Creative Writing and is the co-founder of Poetry Slam™ in Singapore.


1) To impart poetic essentials using games and fun approaches.

2) To produce portfolios of short poems.

3) To use techniques to put the brain in the fast lane hence allowing it to produce short poems quickly with less effort.

4) To build a sense of achievement and confidence.



Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / ITE



2 or 4 Session(s)
2 hrs or 1 hr per Session

20 to 40

Visualizer / Projector

- COST -

$7.50 (1:40) or $10 (1:20) per Hour

$30 per student (1:40)
$40 per student (1:20)

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019-2022 until 31 December 2022.


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