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 schools and colleges (inc EAL, G&T, SEN, reluctant readers/writers, low confidence students, those 'in transition', family learners, Travellers etc)
libraries, archive services, museums
pupil referral/behavioural units, offenders
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: 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. Others cover wider aspects of the supervillain genre plus there are many 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.
Future Books for 2019 and 2020
Gorilla Ballerina (A Book of Bonkers Animal Poems) is out Aug 2019 featuring 50 new poems from me with gorillustrations by the fab Julian Mosedale. Here's a taster poem for you: Gorilla Ballerina.
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 another full-colour production featuring my new poems about school days and growing up. Here’s another taster poem: When the Bell Goes
Both books will be published by Troika and their covers are previewed above. I am now deep into writing my summer 2022 book, the topic and contents of which are a secret for now…
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: Never Run Out of Rhymes, 0 out of 12, Bubbles, Not a Vampire, Hands, Don’t Step on the Cracks, Lexicon of Leisure, The Stegosaurus Saw Us, Talk in Assembly, Poetry Parrot, A Word in Your Ear, Greedy Sweet Shop Owner, I Don’t Like Snakes, BOIIIING!