My Teacher Intro
Be amazed by what YOU can do!
I have been a full-time professional writer, performer and teacher of poetry for over 30 years. I have been fortunate to perform my words all around the world, at every kind of venue and for every kind of audience. I have been invited to perform my poems for Royalty (including four times for Queen Elizabeth II), for countless celebrities and on prime-time TV and Radio in many countries (including, for example, BBC1 TV's 'The One Show' and BBC Radio Five Live). I have a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature from The University of York in the UK and I am the author of two published poetry collections.
My absolute favourite thing to do is to develop new poetry writers and readers. I love poems and believe they can and should be for everyone! And I know, through experience, that everyone CAN write a poem... Over the years, I have taught students of all different backgrounds, ages and levels of education and I have yet to find a single person I could not teach to write a poem. My technique is to make it enjoyable, accessible and to allow each student to discover their voice and ideas. If I had to sum up my teaching style it would be this: Entertain and Inspire.
I live in the middle of England with my partner and our two sons. My hobbies (apart from reading, writing and teaching poetry) include travel, running, hiking and going to the movies.
Please come along to my lesson... become a confident, content, captivating poetry writer!
“Really good... so cool... incredible.”
Phillip Schofield, ‘This Morning’, ITV.
“Judge, I wish we’d had you here on our first show! And I wish we’d kept you here!”
Adrian Chiles, BBC TV.
Qualifications & Experience
BA (Hons) in English Literature from The University Of York, UK.
30 years as a professional writer, performer and teacher of poetry, globally. Including performing my works to Royalty (eg. four times for Queen Elizabeth II), celebrities and every kind of audience - theatres, festivals, universities and private events. Also featured on TV and Radio in many countries (eg. in the UK, BBC1 TV's "The One Show" and BBC Radio Five Live).
In this entertaining and inspiring masterclass, a professional poetry writer-and-performer will turn YOU into a poet... in just one lesson!