Type of Artist:
Writer of young adult novels, and performance poet for all ages
All kinds, from book readings to creative games to poetry slams.
My performance poetry is loud, funny, in-your-face, and designed for enthusiastic audience participation.
For secondary school pupils, my YA novels are urban, street-smart and contemporary, addressing issues such as crime, violence, poverty, child-abuse, but told accessibly by means of horror, comedy and adventure, with additional raps and poems written from the POV of characters from within the novels.
DetailsPreferred age range:
My novels Blood Donors and Nobody Saw No One are for 12+.
My ideal age for poetry sessions is 8 – 18
No of sessions per day:
I’m happy to do a full school day, from assembly until hometime, so long as there’s a break for lunch.
Again, I can temper the sessions to suit any length.
Areas prepared to travel to:
London/Sussex and surrounding areas, or elsewhere if overnight expenses are met.
Train. If school not reachable by public transport, must be met at station by teacher or have taxi fare covered by school. Am a healthy walker, and don’t mind walking 30 minutes or so.
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Steve Tasane website
Nobody Saw No One
"I was delighted with Steve and the way he ran the workshops – it provided a really different and lovely experience for our visitors and resulted in some beautiful entries for the competition." Lisa Yates, Learning Manager
“I took my six year old grandson. He was transfixed! It was such fun…”
Alexandra Jefferson, Grandparent
V&A Museum of Childhood, Easter 2009
“THOSE GIRLS ARE DANCING BECAUSE YOU’RE TEACHING THEM POETRY AGAIN TODAY”
Teacher, Chisenhale Primary School, East London (during workshops for Create)
“So magical & such great fun”
Eva Saltman, PR Manager, Hamleys Toy Shop
“A tremendously successful and creative session. The young people really benefited by Steve’s recognizing and catering for all different levels of confidence and ability”
Graham Reeves, Senior Youth Worker, Kings Corner Youth Project., London.
Steve Tasane Amazon site