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
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 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.
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. Watch my You Tube trailer (produced by Dom Conlon) and read this excellent review from the Letterpress Project.
And to Follow…
My next book, When the Bell Goes (A Rapping, Rhyming Trip through Childhood), is due Sept 2020. It’s a laughter-filled poetry collection about school days and growing up, again from Troika Books. Here’s a taster poem: I Can’t Cope with Maths.
I have also completed the writing of my Sept 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. So now I am focusing on producing my Sept 2022 book which is 50% finished, so watch this space...
Read my interview with the Letterpress Project on the Power of Poetry and let me know your views on the topic.
And read this interview with the Reading Realm on how I became a poet, my influences and schools’ work and the joy of reading.
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: 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, Warpaint!