POETRY MADE SIMPLE!  (Interactive Poetry Workshops for Educators)

Ever since Darren Sardelli visited his first school, he's made it his mission in life to make poetry entertaining and exciting for people of all ages. In this workshop, Darren talks about his journey as an author, performs his humorous and whimsical poems for the crowd, gives tips on how to make poetry interesting (in the classroom), shows educators different ways to teach poetry, and breaks down the writing process in a fun and enjoyable way. Darren has a gift for getting adults to tap into their imaginations and feel like a kid again! 

Duration: 90 Minutes   * Conferences, Reading Councils, Keynote Presentations, & More

THE POWER OF WRITING! (Motivational Writing Workshops for HS Students)

THE POWER OF WRITING! is a motivational workshop specifically designed for high school students. Darren shows students how writing can raise their self-esteem, boost their confidence, and inspire them in ways they've never imagined. By talking about his success as a poet, author, and publisher, Darren demonstrates how powerful writing can be. After hearing some of some of Darren’s captivating and compelling poems, the students participate in an enlightening writing activity that’s guaranteed to get them thinking in a creative direction!

Size: 1-2 English Classes     Up to 6 workshops per day    

FAMILY POETRY NIGHT (A Hysterical Poetry Show for the Entire Family)
FAMILY POETRY NIGHT is a family show that combines poetry, comedy, motivational speaking, interaction, and fun. During a show, Darren engages students and their parents in various ways... they might ask and answer questions related to his poems, figure out his poetry riddles, act out and sing Darren's poems together, contribute ideas for an On-The-Spot Freestyle Poem, and laugh hysterically at his hilarious punchlines & surprise endings. Throughout the night, Darren shares the incredible story of why he started writing poetry, talks about the power of acting on ideas, and shows the audience the colorful books his poems are featured in. This program brings families together and keeps them on the edge of their seats the entire time!

​Duration: 1 Hour (Followed by a book signing)

PARP - Kick off PARP with an Award Winning Poet & Author!

Kick off PARP with an energetic poet who leaves students with a new appreciation for reading and writing! 

Darren Sardelli shows young people the cool side of poetry. He makes students feel important, instills confidence in them, and helps them realize how valuable they truly are. Not only does he empower them with his creative poetry and inspiring words, he also teaches them how to express themselves in positive ways. Darren's PARP programs are known to delight, excite, and ignite imaginations!

Duration: K-2nd (45 Minutes) / 3rd-5th (1 Hour)

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a FUNNY POET!

If you'd like to have Darren visit your school or speak at your next event, please email him at LaughAlotPoetry@gmail.com or give him a call - (516) 658-1453.

Presentations and Workshops For Educators

LAUGH-A-LOT POETRY (Empowering Poetry Shows for 6th-8th graders)
Award winning poet and author, Darren Sardelli, uses humor as a tool to capture the attention of middle school students. They are drawn to his surprise endings, hysterical punchlines, outstanding use of alliteration, clever thought process, and positive energy. He performs poems that middle school students relate to and talks to them like adults. During his presentation, he shares the inspirational story of how he became an author, shows students how writing can be used as a creative outlet, talks about the power of positive thinking, and gives students a strong sense that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. By the end of a presentation, many students have a new understanding, appreciation, and love for poetry and life.

Duration: 1-2 Periods (Small Groups / Big Assemblies)​

* Darren is available for 2, 3, 4, and 5 day residencies



​Darren Sardelli has been refereed to as the most energetic and entertaining poet on Long Island. He has a knack for getting people of all ages interested in poetry. If you're looking to book a poet (for any event) during National Poetry Month, please keep Darren in mind. 

Pre-K Poetry Party (Interactive Poetry Shows For Pre-K Students)

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​PRE-K POETRY PARTY (Interactive Poetry Shows for Pre-K Students) 

 Celebrate literacy with award winning poet and children's book author, Darren Sardelli. Darren's PRE-K POETRY PARTY is an interactive poetry presentation that teaches Pre-K students about rhythm as they clap their hands and dance to the beats of his poems. Each poem takes them on an exciting adventure... they'll surf on a rainbow ocean, play fetch with an invisible puppy, sing and act out poems with Darren, figure out the answers to fun poetry riddles, and become characters in Darren's poems. This exhilarating, educational show is the perfect way to introduce poetry to Pre-K students!

Duration: 30 Minutes     Size: 2 Classes

BUILD-A-POEM WORKSHOPS (Poetry Workshops for K-5th graders)

BUILD-A-POEM WORKSHOPS are specifically designed for K-5th graders. During a workshop, Darren teaches students how to spice up their writing with humor, creativity, and imagination. After a short brain storming activity, Darren combines the student’s ideas with his own and writes an amazing rhyming poem with them. While writing the poem, he shows students how to paint pictures with words, describe objects in extraordinary ways, and demonstrates how powerful ideas can be . By the end of the workshop, they’ll have a fun, creative, imaginative poem that everyone is excited about. 

​Duration: 45 Minutes     Size: 2 Classes     Up to 5 workshops per day

LAUGH-A-LOT POETRY (Assemblies that Teach, Inspire, & Set Imaginations on Fire!)

Darren Sardelli has a unique gift for showing students (of all ages) the cool and funny side of poetry.

During an assembly, Darren performs his humorous poems for the crowd, talks about who and what inspires him, shares the inspirational story of how he became an author, shows students how writing can be used as a creative outlet, and demonstrates the amazing things that people can accomplish by working hard and believing in themselves. By the end of the day, students are eager to talk about Darren's poems, jot down their ideas, and write poetry on their own!

* Darren's K-2 assembly & 3rd-5th grade assembly are two entirely different shows. He helps younger students understand what poetry is and shows older students how powerful poetry can be.

Duration: K-2nd (45 Minutes) / 3rd-5th (1 Hour)

EXPRESS YOURSELF! (Writing Workshops for 6th-8th graders)
EXPRESS YOURSELF! is a writing workshop for 6th-8th graders. Darren encourages students to write about what they love, people who inspire them, things that get them excited, what they fear, and the emotions they’re feeling inside. He kicks off each workshop by performing captivating and compelling poems for the crowd... which get students in the mood to write. As they are writing, Darren gives them direction and offers suggestions... guiding them to help their poems stand out. During the last 5 minutes, students volunteer to read their new poem to their classmates.
Many students leave Darren's workshop with a hunger to write more poetry.

​Duration: 45 Minutes     Size: 2 Classes     Up to 5 workshops per day

Programs For Middle School Students

PARP - A Literacy Celebration!!!

Family Poetry Night... Giggles Guaranteed!!!

The Power of Writing!  (High School English Classes)

Laugh-A-Lot Poetry (Empowering Poetry Shows for Middle School Students) 

* Darren is available for 2, 3, 4, and 5 day residencies

Programs For High School Students

All of Darren's programs recognize the Common Core Standards and the NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

Hi everyone! I'm Darren Sardelli. I'm an award winning poet, children's book author, and motivational speaker. My poems are showcased in 16 children's books in the U.S and England, and 20 textbooks (worldwide). My poetry has been featured on Radio Disney, in best selling books on the Scholastic Book List, and is being used in lesson plans all around the world. Since 2004, I've visited over 500 schools (in 8 states)... where I've turned countless students and educators onto poetry. My program, Laugh-A-Lot Poetry, has been recognized by Suffolk Boces as a Top 10 School Program on Long Island (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2015). If you’d like your students to experience something unique that stimulates their minds, sparks their creativity, and inspires them in ways they’ve never imagined, please keep me in mind. I have a gift for making poetry fun and exciting for students of all ages!

Build-A-Poem Workshops (Poetry Workshops for K-5th graders)

Programs For Elementary School Students

Poetry Made Simple!  (Poetry Workshops for Educators)

Express Yourself! (Writing Workshops for 6th-8th graders)

Darren Sardelli - The Funniest Poet in School

Laugh-A-Lot Poetry (Poetry Assemblies for K-5th graders)

Programs For Pre School Students

Laughter is healing. Laughter is fun.

Laughter allows us to shine like the sun!

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Skype with The Funniest Poet in School!

A skype visit from an author can be just as exciting as a school visit. In fact, there are many advantages to skyping with Darren... the students get a chance to interact, one on one, with him, a smaller group setting allows everyone to participate in his presentation, and he can answer everyone's questions and ask them questions as well. During a skype session, Darren shows students his poetry books, talks about where he gets his ideas from, performs his humorous and whimsical poems for the crowd, gives tips on how to write creative poetry, and acts out poetry with students. It's an inspiring day for everybody! Giggles guaranteed!!! 

​Duration: 1 Hour     Size: 1-2 Classes

Skype With The Funniest Poet in School

Copyright © Darren Sardelli. All rights reserved.

Award Winning Poet and Author, Darren Sardelli

Programs for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, & High School Students