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Big Friendly Poet announced to celebrate National Poetry Day
TO celebrate National Poetry Day today the Roald Dahl musuem in Great Missenden has announced the appointment of its Big Friendly Poet in Residence.
Paul Lyalls will be joing The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in November, helping to deliver a programme of events and workshops.
Events at the museum will include a Rumpledumpus Rhymes session on November 23 and Poetry to Go on December 7, when Paul will be sitting in Roald Dahl’s writing chair, writing poems to order for visitors for free.
To kick off the fun online the museum is asking visitors (virtual and actual) to contribute ‘Piddling Poems’ for its new toilets. Paul will select the best 10 to be displayed on their cubicle doors.
Paul said: "This is a completely fantastic Giant Peach of a job, it's just the Golden Ticket - I'd have been a Twit not to do it."
Paul has been writing and performing poetry for more than 15 years. In that time he has graced stages worldwide, including ten Edinburgh festivals, the new Wembley Stadium and on tv.
His poetry collection Catching the Cascade was nominated for the 2012 People’s Book Prize and he has two poems included in Michael Rosen’s A to Z: The Best Children’s Poetry from Agard to Zephaniah.
His new collection of poems for children, A Funny Thing Happened, is soon to be published.
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