I am an award-winning children's author, comedy performance poet and entertainer - with a 25-year background in communication management and mentoring - using fun poetry writing and performance workshops to develop literacy, confidence, creativity and communications skills in 3-103 yr olds.
I make language accessible for the least engaged and stretch the most able. I have worked in all 33 London Boroughs and many other UK cities.
My performance experience covers 25 years in West End comedy clubs, theatres, arts centres etc including six years hosting and running my own comedy and spoken word venue.
I am available for any kind of poetry-related bookings e.g. assembly performances, writing and/or performance workshops, presentations, entertainment, Q&As, book sales and signings etc. I spend most days in primary or secondary schools with whole classes, able writers, reluctant readers, EAL, SEN etc.
I also have extensive experience of working with adults, senior citizens, teen offenders and in areas of homelessness, learning difficulties, mental health, 'drugs & alcohol', brain injury, those in care, families at risk, refugees and many more.
I have a full current DBS and £2m public liability insurance.
See www.cccpworkshops.co.uk for more info and, if you're not sure I'll do a good job for you, please see my 'Reviews' section on my site.
I work with anyone: whole classes, G&T, reluctant readers, EAL, SEN, families etc. Working with me could include:
In addition to the books below I have three more in production with my publisher