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Chrissie Gittins - Dates


February 26th
Poetry/World Book visit to Stanford Primary School, Norbury, London SW16.

March 1st
World Book Day visit to William Davis Primary School, Shoreditch.

March 5th
Poetry visit to Francis Drake Primary School, Deptford.

March 21st
Chrissie interviewed by The Irish Times about children’s poetry and judging the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. www.irishtimes.com

March 26th
Poetry visit to Richard de Clare Primary School, Halstead, Essex.

March 31st Caterpillar Poetry Prize
Closing date for Caterpillar Poetry Prize for children’s poems written by adults which Chrissie is judging. www.thecaterpillarmagazine.com

April 16th
Blog post for Unthank Books to mark reprint of 'Between Here and Knitwear'. www.unthankbooks.com

April 20th
Big Lit Festival, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. 10.30 - 12.00 - event with 3 local primary schools at Gatehouse Primary - poetry reading and workshop. www.biglit.org

April 21st
Big Lit Festival, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. Workshop for adults - writing poetry for children, 10.00-12.00, Drop-in Centre. www.biglit.org

June 4th
Article in The Irish Times about selecting the winner of the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. www.irishtimes.com/culture/books

June 8th
7.30 - 9.30 - adult poetry reading with Mary Jane Holmes for Settle Sessions at The Folly, Settle, North Yorkshire, £6. www.folly.org.uk

June 9th
12.30 - 2pm - poetry reading and workshop for children at Settle Library. Free Event.

June 30th
Wealden Literary Festival, Kent. Poetry reading from Adder, Bluebell, Lobster followed by children’s poetry workshop, 1.30pm. www.wealdenliteraryfestival.co.uk

July 5th
Chrissie is added to Newcastle University's list of Notable Alumni. www.ncl.ac.uk/alumni

October 1st
National Poetry Day/Week visit to St Thomas’s School, Clapham.

November 19th
Readings from and discussion of She Is Fierce: Brave, bold and beautiful poems by women - West End Lane Books, 7.30pm. Free event, tickets bookable. www.welbooks.co.uk/events


Writing time post India trip courtesy of a Society of Authors’ Authors’ Foundation Award.

January 25th
Children’s Poetry Summit Meeting, CLPE Webber Street, Waterloo. World Book Day

March 2nd
World Book Day poetry visit to Dwight School, London

March 10th
Poetry visit to Charlotte Sharman Primary School, Elephant and Castle.

March 21st
Chrissie is Poet of the Week at Manchester University. www.twitter.com/UoMTeach_ed

April 2nd
Feature in the East Anglian Daily Times about the nature words axed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary and Adder, Bluebell, Lobster: www.eadt.co.uk

April 15th
Article in the East Anglian Daily Times - What I love and don’t love about Norfolk and Suffolk, told partly through the writing of 3 poems. East Anglian Daily Times, extract April 15th 2017 (pdf)

May 15th
Times Education Supplement article about the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/best-childrens-books-year-according-teachers

June 14th
Children’s Poetry Summit Meeting, Poetry Society, Covent Garden.

June 24th
Manchester Children’s Book Festival: Poetry slot in the Read Manchester Tent, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2.30pm. www.mcbf.org.uk/whats-on/ National Poetry Day

July 13th
Interview BBC Suffolk’s Afternoon Show.

September 1st
Article 'Poetry in Motion' in Education section of Living South Resident magazine, September 2017.
Poetry in Motion (pdf)

September 28th
National Poetry Day visit to Thomas’ School, Clapham.

October 2nd
Chrissie is attending the morning assembly at John Ball Primary School Primary School, Blackheath, to mark the donation of her poetry collections to the 76 primary schools in Lewisham.

October 6th
Giving poetry workshops for local school children at the North Cornwall Book Festival at St Endellion. Mentoring children from Wadebridge Primary School in the run up to the festival. www.ncornbookfest.org

Countryfile October 22nd
Chrissie appears on BBC1 Countryfile talking about 'Adder, Bluebell, Lobster'.

December 5th
Evening reading from Adder, Bluebell, Lobster and Between Here and Knitwear, West Greenwich Library, 7 for 7.30pm. Free event. www.in-words.co.uk

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