Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Darren Sardelli


Region: New York: Long Island
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Darren Sardelli is a humorous poet who knows how to get kids excited about poetry. He's been invited to speak at over 800 schools and libraries, nationwide, where he's transformed reluctant readers and writers into poetry fanatics. His poems have been featured on Radio Disney, in Best Selling books on the Scholastic Book List, and appear in 25 children's books in the U.S. and UK.

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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. During this empowering assembly, students learn how to express themselves in positive ways, discover easy ways to put ideas in motion, and are taught how to make their writing stand out. Participants will be motivated to read and write poetry, start an idea book, and think in a creative direction. (In-Person & Virtual)