Poetry Workshop – Conrad Burdekin
Event Type: Poetry Workshop
Conrad Burdekin is a local author, poet, and storyteller. He is hugely popular in Yorkshire’s schools and brings laughter and enjoyment wherever he goes. His poems and stories range from topics such as teachers picking their noses to grandmas flying into outer space, with plenty of silliness in between. He cites Roald Dahl and his Year 4 teacher Mrs Johnson as his inspiration, although he admits that sometimes crazy ideas just pop into his head without even asking. He used to work in a dark, cold cellar with slugs, but now he works in the corner of his dining room and is happy not to have seen a slug in ages. Conrad has three daughters, one wife, three guinea pigs, and a mum who continues to crop up in his work.