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Reaching the Stars up with the Stars at the RSC

Last weekend I was with some poet friends in Stratford Upon Avon. On Saturday evening we went to see Taming of the Shrew, with women in all the men’s roles. Not my favourite Shakespeare play, but transformed into THE best Shakespeare I’ve seen at the RSC or anywhere, do go and see it if you …

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#Suffragette100 and Reaching the Stars!

Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, was written to chime with the 100th anniversaries of the work by suffragists from every walk of life. Today – when Doritos have just produced a special crisp for our delicate mouths and Bic have in the past couple of years made pink pens for our …

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Reaching the Stars Video Review by Hatman

Hatman (aka Andy Seed) does a monthly review of books for children and this month Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls is included. How fabulous is that! Thank you Andy.    

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Reaching the Stars – Winner!

  On Saturday I attended the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards – where Reaching the Stars was the 2017 Poetry Winner. YIPPEE! And other exuberant exclamations! Jan, Michaela and myself are absolutely delighted, to say the least – Jan and Michaela were unable to attend, Jan being in New Zealand and Michaela in Edinburgh so …

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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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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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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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Reviews for Reaching the Stars

Two great new reviews have arrived for the book I have written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan – Reaching the Stars, poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls. The first is in the fabulous magazine Carousel: “published 3 times a year (Carousel) is a magazine which aims to inform its readers about the world of …

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Reaching the Stars long listed for an award!

Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, Pub. Macmillan, written by me, Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, has been long listed for a North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award, in the poetry section. I’d like to thank them very much – have a look at the following link to read the review: North Somerset Teachers’ Book …

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A-Z Challenge Reflections #AtoZ Blog Challenge

. This year I did many of the posts before, leaving about a third to do during the challenge. And some of my posts were written by the other two authors of my newest book, my guest bloggers – poets Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan. I found this year very hard. Having one list to refer to and …

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