Here's what's new and what I've being up to recently....
The Dictionary Of Dads
I'm delighted to announce the publication of my debut collection of poetry, The Dictionary of Dads, an A-Z of over fifty different Dad poems. The book is published on May 18th 2017 with Otter-Barry Books.
There's a mix of funny and more poignant poems with wonderfully witty illustrations by Steve Wells. You can pre-order the book here.
The poems are great fun to perform live. If you would like me to visit your school or community to perform please get in touch (it's a particularly perfect entertainment for Bring A Dad -or Mum - to School Day!)
Big Wow Small Wonder
Big Wow Small Wonder continues to tour with Half Moon Theatre, with shows booked until August this year.
This poetry-theatre show has been a big hit with young audiences.....
"It's so good that I would get a DVD and watch it everyday!"
I'm currently writing and rehearsing a new piece of spoken word theatre for young people, which will be part of Papertale Productions' "Boys Don't". It's an exciting exploration of the theme of boys and crying and I will be performing alongside three other great performers Steve Tasane, Hadiru Mahdi and Tanaka Mhishi. Suitable for everybody eight plus, we will perform this (3 performers per show) between 20th and 24th March at Half Moon Theatre, before touring venues and schools. More Info here.
Are We Being Silly?
I had a super silly time this summer making up a brand new show - "Are We Being Silly?" with Essex Libraries and The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch
"It was an excellent show. It involved the children very well and got them all thinking about new words. The material was funny and age appropriate" - Parent
"It was very funny. Especially when we came up with the name Miss Silly Boogie Pants" - Young Person.
No dates yet - but watch this space.....
Other Poetry Adventures
- Follow this link for a poem I wrote for The Chatham Placemaking Project, exploring the history of Railway Street and Military Parade in Chatham, filmed live by Simon Williams.
- I love visiting schools. I work across all key stages, deliver Able Writers workshops, perform/workshop at Dyslexia-themed celebration days, Book Weeks and Poetry Days, and try to be as flexible as I can to respond to the needs of the school/young people. I also enjoy working on long-term projects. I'm just about to start one now with The National Horseracing Museum.
- I also perform poetry for adults at spoken word evenings and can compere at cabarets and community events. If you would like to discuss a booking please do contact me at email@example.com.
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