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Here's what's new....

The Dictionary Of Dads

My debut children's poetry collection, The Dictionary of Dads - an A-Z of over fifty different poems about Dads - will be 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. I will be performing them at a variety of events during 2018 - including Brighton Fringe and Southend Village Green. If you would like me to visit your school or community to perform please get in touch!

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 about the wonders of being the smallest boy in school has been a big hit with young audiences.....

"It's so good that I would get a DVD and watch it everyday!"

Boys Don't

Boy's Don't is a brand new spoken word show for young people addressing the issue of boys and crying, produced by Papertale Productions. Performing alongside  Steve Tasane, Hadiru Mahdi and Tanaka Mhishi, we enjoyed a sell-out week at Half Moon Theatre where the show was nominated for an OFFIE award. A review from Live Theatre UK (four stars) can be found here and one from Sardines here. We are now touring nationally and our next show takes place at Brighton Festival on Sunday May 21st.

Other Poetry Adventures

I'm currently enjoying:

- a residency with All Saints Primary School and The National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket

- researching my latest spoken word show. I have just been awarded a grant from Arts Council England to write Young Herbert and The Horrors. I am working with Half Moon Theatre, Apples and Snakes, Artfulscribe, Jacqson Diego Bookshop, Eastwood School and Southend Libraries and will be running workshops during the writing process, with the show ready to tour at the beginning of 2018.

- Visiting schools. I work across all key stages, d
eliver 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 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 

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