Schools/workshops/Live events

1 June, Hay Festival of Literature

1 June, Field Day Festival, Brockwell Park

23 June, Camberwell Arts Festival, Camberwell Green

8 July, Haslemere Festival, West Sussex

21 August, Edinburgh Book Festival

17 September, Chocolate Poetry Club, Camden

29 September, 6-9pm, Pepys Resource Centre, Deptford (poetry set)

3 October, Ormiston Horizon Academy, Stoke on Trent

4 October, UCS Pre-prep School, Hampstead

7 October, YA Fiction Intensive Weekend Course, Spread The Word

15 October, Chocolate Poetry Club, Camden

13 November, BridLit Fringe, school event a& live streaming

19 November, Chocolate Poetry Club, Camden

30 November, Paper Tiger poetry club, London

24 January 2019, Preston school presentation for Ebb & Flow Bookshop

Steve has run a zillion creative writing workshops – for all ages from Reception Class to Elders. He has run creative writing workshops in Pupil Referral Units, Hamleys Toy Shop, the Museum of Childhood and open air festivals from Glastonbury to Lamer Tree. He was Writer-in-Residence for the Dickens Bicentenary Celebrations, for Spread The Word’s Lambeth Walk celebration, and for Battersea Dogs Home. He has run countless Slam workshops, for groups ranging from Apples & Snakes to The Poetry Society. Here you can see his extensive teachers’ poetry lesson plan (“The Art of Remembering By Heart”) for Hastings & Rother Arts & Education Network.

If you’d like to book Steve for your school or live event, please either leave a comment here with your request AND EMAIL ADDRESS, and he will get back to you. Alternatively, you can message him on Twitter: @stevetasane 

Here he is – getting scary – with Portsmouth Reading Activists:1376328_636561399699132_662095414_n

  1. Julie Beard says:

    Hi Steve, I am the Librarian at Severn Vale School in Gloucester and have just read “Blood Donors” (still itching!) interested to discover that you do school poetry visits. Could you send me some details please?
    Many thanks!
    Jools Beard

    • stevetasane says:

      Hi Jools – don’t scratch, it’ll make it worse! I love doing schools workshops – and the Blood Donors poems work a treat mixed in with sections from the book! I’ll email you details. Thanks for your interest – and don’t forget Nobody Saw No One!

  2. David Nixon says:

    Hi Steve, I am just getting “Nobody Saw No-one” out on the shelves. I am librarian/Performance Poet at a school in Bradford. Could you send me details for booking you for workshops. I am especially keen to get our male pupils reading more progressive literature, and I have an inkling you could be just the chap. All the best, David.

    • David Nixon says:

      Hi Again Steve – I am having to use this forum as all my emails got wiped over the summer! I find myself in need of a Dickens specialist – could you help? DN

      • stevetasane says:

        Hi David – hope you are well. I am indeed a Dickens specialist (sort of; I was writer-in-residence for Dickens Bicentennial Celebrations at Dickens Birthplace Museum, and rewrote/studied/wrote poems about much of his work). Can I help?

  3. Jean Kirby says:

    Hi Steve
    I am wondering if you are available to give an author talk at Sandringham School in St. Albans on Wednesday 20th January 2016 at 11.00am – 12.15 -ish. We have a group of yr 7/8 and 9 students here to debate the Children’s Book Award shortlist books and we would like to finish with an author talk.

  4. Sarah Reoch says:

    Hi Steve,

    We are looking for an author to come and visit our school in Birmingham (Arthur Terry School) and I was wondering if that was too far to ask you to come? Could you email me some details on what you do and when and if you are available as I think our pupils would really enjoy one of your workshops.

    Many Thanks

    Sarah Reoch

  5. Cathy Scott says:

    Hi Steve, I am the librarian at Upper Batley High School in Batley, West Yorkshire and would like to know if you have any availability to visit us around World Book Day?


    Cathy Scott

  6. Esta Jacobs says:

    Hello Steve, I am an English Teacher at Queens’ School in Bushey, Hertfordshire. We would be really delighted to host you for they day.. Can you leave some details of your fee as well as a brief outline of what this entails. Really looking forward to seeing you

    • stevetasane says:

      Hi Esta, thanks for your message, and yes I’d love to come and visit your school. Would you mind emailing so I can give you fuller details of what my school visits have to offer/fees etc. My address is Thanks!

    • stevetasane says:

      Hi Esta, I realised I never got a reply to my reply, and that I can be a bit rusty with my social media skills, so just following this up, to check whether or not you got my message and/or if I somehow missed your reply to it? all the very best, Steve

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