Poetry Workshops and Performances for Ages 3-103

I am a London-based comedy performance poet, author and entertainer with a 25-year background in communication management and mentoring. I use my poetry to develop literacy, confidence, self-expression, creativity, performance and presentation skills in 3-103-year-olds

I make language fun and accessible for the least engaged but streeeeeeeetch and challenge the more able.  I have appeared in West End comedy and poetry clubs, theatres etc since 1989, so perform my interactive, rhythmic, rhyming comedy poems in all workshops - so everyone can join in!

My company of one is aptly called Confidence in Communication through Comedy Poetry Ltd, or CCCP Workshops for short. All workshops are run by me, Neal Zetter, and can be tailored to suit:

  • primary, secondary, special school and college students inc mixed ability whole classes, EAL, G&T, SEN, reluctant readers/writers, low confidence learners, those 'in transition', family learners, Travellers etc

  • teachers (Insets)

  • libraries, archive services, museums

  • pupil referral/behavioural units, offenders

  • arts organisations

  • those in need e.g. drug, alcohol, mental health, brain injured patients, people with learning difficulties, elderly etc

  • other public, charity, voluntary sector organisations and private companies.

In fact any educational establishment or organisation committed to developing its students or staff and the way they communicate through the written or spoken word. Please view this site for more details and how to book.

Latest News

Out Now! And Due Aug 2020

Gorilla Ballerina (A Book of Bonkers Animal Poems) is out now from Troika Books featuring 50 new poems from me with gorillustrations by the fab Julian Mosedale. Here's a taster: Gorilla Ballerina. And here’s an excellent review from the Letterpress Project.

In Aug 2020 I team up again with the amazing illustrator Chris White for When the Bell Goes (A Rapping, Rhyming Trip through Childhood). It’s a laughter-filled poetry collection about school days and growing up, also from Troika Books. Here’s another taster poem: When the Bell Goes

And Then…

I am now deep into writing my Aug 2021 book. Its topic and contents are currently secret but I can reveal it will be another collaborative work with my poetry pal and ‘Yuck and Yum’ co-author, Joshua Seigal. I am also half-way through writing my Aug 2022 book so watch this space...

The Power of Poetry

Read my interview with the Letterpress Project on the Power of Poetry and let me know your views on the topic.

Reviews: What Readers Said...

If you'd like to see what those who buy my books think of them please see these links to many excellent review on my Amazon Author's Page.

Latest Poems

Children: Black Holes, Tyrannosaurus Came to Tea, Can’t!, Miss, Can I Go to the Toilet Please?, Fearless, Hot Chocolate, Interstellar Mum, From Parliament Hill, Free Time, Night Night, Part-Time Superhero, When Dad Turns into the Incredible Hulk

Adults & Teens: Carbon Footprint, Womanifesto, Buckets, Zero, SunburnRed HerringGreyBloodPoetry is a State of Mind,