Poet and author Dean Atta in school

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11th Oct

Our Year 10 and 11 pupils enjoyed a visit from poet and author Dean Atta on National Poetry Day, Thursday 5th October. Dean spoke about why he became a writer and the influences behind his award-winning verse novel - a coming-of-age story about a boy called Michael who finally finds a way to express himself through drag with a persona called the 'Black Flamingo'. It is a funny, poignant and beautifully crafted book. 

The audiobook of The Black Flamingo, narrated by Dean Atta, is available for Spotify Premium subscribers at no extra cost.