lizbrownlee – poet

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Monthly Archives: March, 2017

A is for Mary Anning, Fossil Hunter, #AtoZ Challenge

Welcome to the Extraordinary Women A-Z challenge 2017! I am taking part this year with two guest bloggers, the co-authors (Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan) of my new book, Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls. This first blog of the month is by Jan Dean: Her blog is about Mary Anning.  Credited to Mr Grey in Crispin Tickell’s …

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A-Z Challenge Blog Theme Reveal!

Every year since 2012 I have taken part in a blog challenge which can be rather gruelling… a post a day throughout April, discounting Sundays. Each day the theme is illustrated by a succeeding letter of the alphabet, starting, of course, with A. Every year I have done Amazing Animals as my theme – this year is …

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It’s World Poetry Day!

  It being World Poetry Day, it’s probably a good idea if I post a post a poem – so here it is – At the Match with my earwig!   At the Match . They didn’t like my earwig, the reason I don’t know, but they chanted when I took him, earwig go, earwig go, …

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Reaching the Stars – first review from Lovereading4kids

. Reaching the Stars by Jan Dean, me, and Michaela Morgan, cover art by Steph Says Hello. We have had our first review by Andrea Reece from Lovereading4kids – and it’s a lovely one! Thank you, Andrea! New poems by three of our brightest and liveliest poets are gathered together in this anthology which celebrates …

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Poets Write Where They Can… The Video!

. Many years ago, poet Roger Stevens invited other children’s poets to take part in a poetry retreat in Shropshire. I wasn’t a new poet at the time, I was fairly well published, but I didn’t know many other children’s poets at all. I was rather shy of meeting them. But I decided to go – …

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Reaching the Stars, Poems About Extraordinary Women and Girls Publication Day!

. Yes, today is PUBLICATION DAY of this book written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, pub. Macmillan. It’s been going down very well with audiences. If you’d like Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan or myself to visit your school with this book for readings and or workshops, please contact me at lizpoet @ Here’s one …

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Reaching the Stars at Bath Spa University for International Women’s Day TODAY!

I was asked by the charity VOICES (which provides peer support and recovery programmes specifically for women who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic Abuse) to read from Reaching the Stars at the International Women’s Day celebrations at Bath Spa University. Here I am – with my faithful Medical Assistance Dog, Lola, by my side: It …

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Reaching the Stars at International Women’s Day, M Shed

. On Saturday, I was at the International Women’s Day event hosted by Bristol Women’s Voice at the M Shed in Bristol – by the beautiful harbour in the city centre – here’s the view out of the window: . . I was there selling copies of Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, pub. Macmillan, which …

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