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 streeeeeeetch and challenge the most able.
I have a 27-year track record of appearing in West End comedy and poetry clubs, theatres etc, so I perform my comedy poems in all my workshops. Much of my poetry is interactive - 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
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 Book: Here Come the Superheroes (Raps & Rhymes to Save the Galaxy)
A unique full-colour, A4-sized, comic book format collection of raps and rhymes introducing around thirty of the galaxy's newest superheroes plus a few of their evil adversaries. It's a must for KS2 & KS3 boys (and girls), especially those not so keen on reading. Characters include The Metal Man, Captain Polystyrene, Shine, Magnetic Me, Terrific Tot, Mega Slug, Micro Girl, Sister Speed, Bounce and many more. Additional secret data covers protagonists' top powers, planets of origin, deadliest enemies and other fascinating fun facts. See My Books for more.
It's Not Fine to Sit on a Porcupine is Children's Favourite
My recent It's Not Fine to Sit on a Porcupine has been listed in the Book Trust's list of favourite poetry books for children - and here's the excellent review.
Bees in My Bananas, Version 2.0
My fab publishers, Troika Books, have now taken my award-winning poetry book, Bees in My Bananas, under their wing, re-issuing it in an updated and improved format. Total sales have exceeded 4,500 copies to date. See My Books for more.
Children: Werewolf! Something Down the Plughole, I Write, Dad's Chair, Delaying Tactics, Circle, My Mummy is a Mummy, Repetition!, Martian Kids, Art, Oxygen, The Shape of Rainbows, We Want the Quagga!