Children’s Library, Croydon Library

The Chocolate Poetry Club Buy Tickets Here

Join us for some rhyming fun with the fantastic Chocolate Poetry Club. With their unique blend of verse and storytelling, this rhyme-packed session will show that poetry has never been so much fun. You’ll even have a chance to create your own masterpiece! (Suitable from 7 years)

Paul Point Press

Paul Point was born in Poets’ Corner, Croydon, and on his 30th birthday featured in Poetry Rivals’ Top 30 UK Writers. He is a writer, reader, chocolate eater and artistic director of The Chocolate Poetry Club, London. He’s made appearances at The Royal Albert Hall, Tate Modern, Althorp Estate, Field Day Festival, Neverland Festival, Lambeth Country Show, Brockley Max and Camberwell Arts Festival amongst others, with writing published by Amaryllis, Angry Manifesto, Forward Poetry, I am not a silent poet, Nutshells & Nuggets and more.

He has led creative writing workshops at Althorp Literary Festival, Clapham High View Primary, Bournemouth Emerging Arts Festival and has hosted events across the south of England. He is known to share stages with the likes of Joelle Taylor, Ross Sutherland, Anthony Anaxagorou, Rob Auton and Mark Grist. Insightful yet fierce, passionate yet measured with intimate accessible writing.

“Like watching a bonfire of words.” Mark Grist.

Sylvia Bishop’s storytelling workshop Buy Tickets Here

Come and make stories with writer and performer Sylvia Bishop. Author of Erica’s Elephant, The Bookshop Girl and The Secret of the Night Train, Sylvia’s workshop is perfect for unleashing creativity and bringing stories to life. Discover how ideas are everywhere – once you know where to look! (Suitable from 7 years)

SYLVIA PHOTO (USE)Sylvia Bishop is the author of Erica’s Elephant, The Bookshop Girl and The Secret of the Night Train. Recently graduated from Oxford, Sylvia now lives in London and is one half of the brilliant improvised comedy duo Peablossom Cabaret.


Not A Proper Child Buy Tickets Here

Croydon author Elizabeth Sheppard and artist Nicky Nicholls talk about how their chance meeting led to the creation of the memoir Not A Proper Child – the dark, challenging and moving story of Nicky’s life. Detailing Nicky’s rise from her damaging childhood through homelessness and periods in prison, this promises to be an intense and fascinating session, not for the faint-hearted.

Elizabeth-Sheppard2-740x740_center_topElizabeth Sheppard A rollercoaster ride of unsuitable careers including nutritionist, tourist adviser and college administrator led Elizabeth to the realisation that she had been a writer all along. She now loves her work as an editor for a south London publishing house. Her own books are the last thing she thinks about each night, and the first thing she thinks of every morning.




Nicky-for-MBA-page--740x740_center_topNicky Nicholls, Born 1945, abused throughout childhood and homeless for thirty six years. Safe and sober now.
I enjoy finger painting on canvas and have become well-known for my artwork.
It’s never too late to begin a new life – never too late to be happy!




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