Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Zoom Event – Rhyming Poetry 101 – Writing Successful Rhymes for Children

Date(s) - 10/02/2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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Are you a rhyming poet who writes for children? Would you like to learn how to write rhymes that catch the attention of agents and editors? Award winning poet and children’s Author, Darren Sardelli, will help you understand the art of writing in rhyme. He’ll pass along valuable knowledge, tips, and tricks for making your poems stand out. You’ll also have the opportunity to get one of your poems critiqued and edited by Darren. If you’re having a hard time getting your rhyming poetry published, this workshop is for you.

Darren will also read and give feedback members submitted rhymes. The first 5-7 people to submit will submit one page of a rhyming poem before the October 2nd. Deadline to submit is September 23rd at Midnight. Send to


One page in Times Romans at 12 point.

Please send in Word or PDF.

Bio –

Darren Sardelli is a humorous poet who knows how to get kids excited about poetry. He’s been invited to speak at over 900 schools and libraries, nationwide, where he’s transformed reluctant readers and writers into poetry fanatics. His poems have been featured on Radio Disney, in popular books on the Scholastic Book List, and appear in 25 children’s books in the U.S. and UK. For more information, please visit