John Irving Clarke
Poet, short story writer, Young Adult novelist
Winner of the Magic Oxygen Short Story Competition 2016
Readings and talks. Writing, creative arts and spoken word workshop leader. Type of Artist: Poet
All workshops are geared towards taking pleasure and boosting self-esteem through creative expression.
I'm happy to tailor workshops according to the requirements of the booking organisation: Shakespeare workshops, writing poetry and prose, script writing or boosting confidence through the spoken word.
DetailsPreferred age range:
7 – 11 year olds
11 – 14 year olds
14 – 18 year olds
Post 18 and adults
No of sessions per day:
45 – 60 minutes for talks
Workshops up to 2 hours
Areas prepared to travel to:
I live in Yorkshire but am happy to go anywhere if overnight expenses are met.
Rail travel where most appropriate.
Car @ 35p per mile
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Currock Press website
John I Clarke website
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Read Me Out Loud, Macmillan
Read Me At School, Macmillan
One River Many Creeks, Macmillan
Disgusting Poems, Scholastic
I Was Ready to Fall in Love, Currock Press
Short story: Blue Monkey published by Scribble magazine 2015
Poppy Jones and the Ding Dong Song shortlisted in the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition 2015.
“The children really enjoyed this afternoon…they love it that they have a poem to take away.” Castle Grove school, Wakefield.
“Excellent. Our students enjoyed their day of poetry.” Farnley Park Academy, Leeds.
“It was fantastic. John showed us how to describe things in different ways – that was really good. We had a laugh.” Rotherham Women’s Refuge.