Debra Bertulis

Debra Bertulis

Poetry Writing and Performance
Booking enquiry
Debra Bertulis - author tools

Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book


Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14



Book types



  • SCBWI Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators
  • Society of Authors


Debra says she has the BEST job in the world visiting schools around the UK to inspire children to embrace poetry and to create their own.

Debra's style is holistic and nurturing, ensuring each child leaves with more self confidence and self esteem.

A typical day would start with a noisy, fun and interactive, inspiring performance from one of her poetry books. Debra will then conduct poetry writing workshops in each class, or one large group. Children will be shown how to build their own poetry toolbox and guidance on writing their own poems, working towards a performance at the end of the day. Children will have a poetry writing tip sheet and personalised certificate to take home. Book signing if desired.


Debra has given performances and held workshops in both Hereford Library and The Hive in Worcester.

She has also appeared at the (world's first) Poetry Pharmacy in Bishop's Castle, holding a poetry writing workshop for local children.


Nicola Bennett Teacher The Elms and Trent College, Nottinghamshire: 'Thank you for a fantastic day! You were so kind to the children and made each one feel like a writer.'

Teacher, Sherwood Primary School, Preston: 'Today was such an exhilarating experience and we learned so many different techniques to create our poetry. It exceeded my expectations.'

Pupil, Sacred Heart Primary School, Preston: 'I loved being here. it was a great day.' 'I wish we could do more poetry in school.' 'I really enjoyed the day!' 'It has been very exciting and my vocabulary has vastly improved.' 'It has boosted my love of English, particularly poetry, especially now I have my own poetry toolbox!'

Books by Debra Bertulis

My debut poetry book for KS2 children Where Do Wishes Go published with Otter-Barry books in 2022. My second collection will be published with Troika Books in 2023. Otter-Barry Books are publishing my third collection of poetry in 2024.
Where Do Wishes Go?

Where Do Wishes Go?

An exciting debut collection full of magic, adventure, humour and empathy "Poetry transports you Over land and air and sea Find your poetry door today You already have the key" Ride a silver-maned unicorn, make a witches' brew, head to Star City and become an astronaut. Name your pet mouse Fred, find secrets in the forest and enjoy those glad-to-be-alive days. But don't impersonate your mum on the telephone! From changing schools and missing friends to standing up for nature and helping to save our Earth. Find poems about being kind, feeling sad, or going on an adventure...there's something for everyone in this book