War in Words

War in Words Trench Football, England, 1914-18 © Victoria and Albert Museum

Friday 31 October

Join celebrated poets Roger Stevens and Brian Moses for an afternoon of poetry exploring the First World War, from their latest book What Are We Fighting For?

12.00, 14.00 and 15.45
Poetry performances (15 minutes)
Free / Drop in / For ages 7+

12.30, 15.00)
Poetry workshops (30 minutes)
Join in with a family workshop exploring the words of war.
Free / Sign up on the day / For ages 7+

In collaboration with The Poetry Society.

Poetry Society 

Roger Stevens is a children's author and poet who visits schools, libraries and festivals performing and running workshops. His most recent poetry books for children include The Penguin in Lost Property (Macmillan) with Jan Dean, What Are We Fighting For? (Macmillan) with Brian Moses, Off By Heart (a poetry anthology) (A&C Black), a solo collection, Beware! Low Flying Rabbits (Macmillan) and for younger children On My Way to School I Saw a Dinosaur (A&C Black). The Comic Cafe (Frances Lincoln) is his latest children's novel. Roger runs the award-winning children's poetry website, The Poetry Zone.

Brian Moses first worked as a teacher but has been a professional children's poet for the past 26 years. To date he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as A Cat Called Elvis and Behind the Staffroom Door (both Macmillan), anthologies such as The Secret Lives of Teachers and Aliens Stole My Underpants (both Macmillan) and picture books such as Beetle in the Bathroom and Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe (both Puffin). Brian also visits schools to run writing workshops and perform his own poetry and percussion shows.




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