*Helping students speak up poetically about mental health issues for Headspace, Australia's national youth mental health foundation.
*Running an inter-school poetry slam for the Central Coast Council.
*Mentoring ten emerging young poets to write and record a professional studio album, publish a book and perform a live show in a professional theatre: 'The Street Poets'.
* Developing a creative writing practice
* Performing spoken word poetry
* Writing poetry with purpose
* Creative arts and social justice
* Creative arts and theology
* Toxic masculinity and positive manhood
Will Small is not just a poet, he is a poet who pours his life into others. He doesn’t just focus on his own creativity, though he does give himself to his craft and its development with passion and gusto. But, he also fully gives himself to the creative development of others and in the helping of them to draw out their own story into something they can communicate. Will uses his own creative journey and his skills in communication to connect deeply with those desiring to take their own message, be it personal or organisational, and bing it out into the world.
"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."