1. determine demand
Does your school already have a poetry/writing club? Perhaps if one of these clubs exists you could work with them to expand into a poetry team. If a team already exists at your school, be sure to s
2. find a sponsor
If you’re a student, you’ll probably need a sponsor in order to start your team. Ask your teachers or advisors if they’d be willing to help you run a poetry team. Decide if the team will be student or teacher lead and where and when you’ll meet.
3. make it official
Check with your school’s administration to find out its process for admitting clubs. Fill out all necessary paperwork to make your poetry team official.
4. plan your meetings
You can use the resources on this site in addition to whatever material you can find in order to plan your meetings. They can be as structured or loose as you want. After your first few meetings, you may fall into a routine. This can be good, but don’t be afraid to break out of it from time to time by working on some group projects or fundraisers with your team.
5. advertise your team
See the poster templates and tips here in order to build your attendance.