"We’ve had Will in to do performance poetry workshops with Year 9 over the last couple of years. Each time I have been amazed by his ability to engage even the most recalcitrant and self-conscious students. It’s so exciting to see kids who have never loved poetry write their own meaningful pieces... and perform them in front of their peers! It’s why we keep asking Will to come back: he helps teenagers find their voices and use them powerfully. It’s an awesome thing to witness."
Hannah Gierhart, Head of English, Wyong Christian Community School
"Will Small is a talented and moving spoken word poetry performer. From the first time I saw him perform, many years ago, it was clear he had something special. I was not alone in thinking this — he has since won many poetry slams and impressed audiences all over the country, including at the National Poetry Slam Finals at the Sydney Opera House. Not only is his talent evident, but his passion for the written and spoken word is infectious, as proved by the numerous students and young people whose poetry has flourished under his tutelage and encouragement.”
-Omar Musa. Australian Poetry Slam Champion and best-selling author of 'Here Come the Dogs'