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 stretch and challenge the most 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 eveyone 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
Who will Benefit?
My poetry workshops can be tailored to suit:
- primary, secondary, special schools and colleges (inc EAL, G&T, SEN, reluctant readers/writers, low confidence students, 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, 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.
NEW for Sept 2018: Invasion of the Supervillains (Raps and Rhymes to Worry the Galaxy)
In this companion poetry book to 'Here Come the Superheroes (Raps and Rhymes to Save the Galaxy)', and also for that not so keen reader, you'll find poems about hoards of nasty but hilarious supervillains hell-bent on conquering our entire galaxy. Other odes cover wider aspects of the supervillain genre plus there are many other special features too. Like Superheroes it's illustrated by the incredible Chris White. See My Books for more info.
NEWISH(!): Yuck and Yum (A Feast of Funny Food Poems)
Out summer 2018, Yuck and Yum (A Feast of Funny Food Poems) from Troika Books features 50 side-splitting food poems from me and my poetry pal Joshua Seigal (25 each). And it's served up with some tasty illustrations from the amazing Scoular Anderson. See My Books for more info and check this super review.
Here Come the Superheroes (Raps & Rhymes to Save the Galaxy) is HOT!
Already reprinted numerous times since July 2017 and listed in the Reading Agency's top 20 UK children's poetry books, this collection is particularly enjoyed by those normally not so keen on reading. See this fab review here and My Books for more info.
Animal Collection Due 2019
Tentatively titled Gorilla Ballerina, my bonkers animal poetry collection will be issued spring 2019. Here's the title poem for you as a taster: Gorilla Ballerina
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.
Children: 0 out of 12, Marry My Teacher, Bubbles, Haunted House, Computer Bug, Chef's Revenge, Hands, Bookworm, Bookworm, Lexicon of Leisure, Liger, W.A.S.P., I Can't Cope with Maths, Talk in Assembly, Skeleton in the Cupboard