National Poetry Day 2011 in the UK is Thursday, October 6th. This year's theme is GAMES. They ask that you use the theme for a themed reading, a poetry marathon, a classroom poetry game, a poetry workshop - a poetry prompt.
The Poetry Society in the UK celebrates National Poetry Day with events, like National Poetry Day Live, an event to celebrate National Poetry Day, and this year they will be presenting an afternoon of free events to celebrate this years theme "Games."
Various Poetry Society competitions take place on or around, or have celebrations linked to, National Poetry Day.
The Stanza Poetry Competition winner is announced on National Poetry Day, as are the winners of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award.
The National Poetry Competition closes at the end of October, giving poets inspired by the day time to pen their poems and enter.
Follow @poetrydayuk on Twitter