What I can do for you
Author talk with short reading and Q&A
With a PowerPoint presentation Dean will talk about his journey to becoming a writer and the inspiration behind for his two young adult novels in verse, The Black Flamingo and Only on the Weekends. He will give short readings from both novels before opening up the floor for questions.
Two examples of Dean’s writing workshops
1. Alter Ego Poetry
Who would you be in another body? Another life? Another world? With a super power? With a million pounds? With nothing holding you back? In this poetry workshop you will explore your alter ego, inspired by comic book characters, drag performers, and the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece.
2. Which Flag to Wave?
Dean will use flags as a metaphor to discuss pride in various forms, including nationality and sexuality. You will look at poems by Bashabi Fraser and John Agard, and Dean will guide you to write a poem of your own.