Michael Rosen praises literary festivals

Michael supports wholeheartedly the Sheffield Star reading campaign and Off the Shelf Festival of Words, “It’s part of my life’s work to get more people reading. I am a 100% total fan of literature festivals and hope that funding allows them to continue to reach into communities as they need to be genuinely for everyone."

"Writing is for everybody. I say to the many children I speak to – everyone can write and I give them tips on how to talk with their pen."

And here is Michael’s tip to those who enter Off the Shelf and Sheffield Star’s competition:

“Performing a poem is like singing and the the more you do it the more it shows how you are living the piece inside – convince people looking that it belongs to you.”

More details about the competition can be found here.

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