Children and Young People’s Reading with Joseph Coelho

Children and Young People’s Reading with Joseph Coelho

Being a writer
  • Joseph Coelho
    Joseph Coelho
Date Thursday December 15th 2022, 10:00-10:50am
Location Online

Being a writer

Recommended age: 12-14

Join poet and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho to hear him read his poetry, talk about what its like to be a writer and best of all answer your questions on all things reading and writing.

Joseph Coelho is a multi-award winning children’s author and poet. His debut children’s collection Werewolf Club Rules is published by Frances Lincoln and was the winner of the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award. His collection for older readers, Overheard In A Tower Block, went on to numerous long and short-listings for various awards including the Carnegie Medal. His picture book If All The World Were… illustrated by Allison Colpoys won the Independent Bookshop Week, Book Award. He wrote and presented Teach Poetry – a 10-part BBC online series that aims to make the writing of poetry fun and accessible to all. Joseph Coelho is Waterstones Childrens Laureate 2022-2024.

Arvon at Home Workshops for Children and Young People are designed with freedom in mind: freedom to think and to create! They offer online opportunities for creativity and self-expression, outside the curriculum, for young people aged 8 upwards, whether from their own home or in a school classroom, under the guidance of expert tutors in poetry and prose. And the best part? They’re completely free!

The event will be delivered via Zoom and will last 50 minutes. You will need to have a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection in order to participate. This event will be live and will be recorded. Recording will be saved in the cloud and made available to those with confirmed advance bookings for a period of two weeks only. It will not be downloadable.

If you have any questions about this or other workshops for children and young people please contact Sophie Lloyd-Catchpole on

Online: Free

If you are able to, donations are encouraged. Suggested donation £5.

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