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Author Archive: Liz Brownlee

It’s World Animal Day #WorldAnimalDay!

Why not get a copy of Animal Magic? It has 44 endangered animal poems in it, plus illustrations and facts about them on the facing pages.   Available here.    

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Nat. Literary Trust Premier League Writing Stars Competition, Children aged 5-11

I’m very excited to announce that The National Literacy Trust have launched a new poetry competition for children ages 5-11,  as part of their Premier League Reading Stars campaign – Premier League Writing Stars. The school children are being asked to write around the theme of resilience; what does it mean to them to try …

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National Poetry Day 2017 – Free the Poem Event, Exeter Library!

  I had a finger operation a couple of weeks ago, so National Poetry Day/Week was a little quieter this year for me. However I spent all day, on the day, retweeting National Poetry Day tweets from all and sundry – both as myself, @lizpoet, and on behalf of The Children’s Poetry Summit – @kidspoetsummit. …

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Shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards!

Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan and I are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award! Thank you, North Somerset Teachers, if anyone knows a good book for young people, a teacher does. The other books shortlisted are A poem for Every Night of the Year, edited by Allie Esiri (I’m in this one!), illustrated by …

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A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Today is publication day for this little (actually not so little) beauty. The sister volume to A Poem for Every Night of the Year, this is also edited by the talented and wonderful Allie Esiri. The poems are an eclectic, delicious mix – I love the fact that there is space for each one to …

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Reaching the Stars in NPD List of Books to Inspire Children!

Yes – poetry IS booming, and in the run up to National Poetry Day (run by Forward Arts Foundation), this year on the 28th September, NPD is promoting a list of poetry books. In the list of books to inspire children, Reaching the Stars features! I wrote Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and …

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A Rocketful of Space Poems

                          Today I received my copy of this book, published by Francis Lincoln –  space poems collected by John Foster, and illustrated by Korky Paul. This book has quite a history – it was first commissioned in 2004, but publishing was put back …

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Young People Who Write Poetry

  Are you a young person who writes poetry? Do you know any young people who write poetry? If so, the Poetry Library has alerted me to the fact that The Curlew, a nature writing magazine, has a section for writings by under 16s in each issue. the-curlew.com/sanderlings It’s a beautiful magazine, beautifully illustrated in …

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Book Announcement – Yippee!

THRILLED to be able to show you the gorgeous cover of my new animal shape poem book, written with lovely Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens. This has been a labour of love; shape poems are hard, it’s tricky to get the words in the right place and the shape of the animals exactly right when …

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National Poetry Day Competition – win some fab books, including mine!

Yes – World Book Day, in partnership with National Poetry Day (this year on 28th September), are giving away an impressive pack of stupendous poetry! This is what you could win: This is the sister anthology to the award-winning  A Poem for Every Night of the Year, Macmillan, illustrated by Zanna Goldhawk, which is also …

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