Anneliese Emmans Dean

Anneliese-Emmans-Dean-webYork-based poet, performer and photographer Anneliese Emmans Dean is the author of Buzzing!, a National Insect Week recommended book, which was longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal in 2013 and also shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. The book uses entertaining poetry to introduce children to the world of minibeasts in their garden and features detailed photographs of garden creatures and lots of scientific facts.

Anneliese is a veteran of author events, having held sessions at primary and secondary schools, as well as performing at literary festivals, theatres and community poetry events. She presents a multimedia Buzzing! show – which can be varied in terms of length and content – as well as poetry and photography workshops. Anneliese has also worked with schools on a longer-term basis and offers a Poet-in-Residence programme. Her aim on all school visits is to inspire learning through laughter, rhythm and rhyme.

Anneliese has been commissioned to write and perform her poetry on BBC shows, including Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 and the Today programme and was a panellist on Shared Planet recorded live at the Hay Festival, talking about Nature and the Written Word . She is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education and of Equity.

Anneliese is very flexible and happy to adapt her sessions to suit the requirements of your school. Please click for more detailed information about Anneliese’s school events.

Published Work
Buzzing! (Discover the poetry in garden minibeasts.) Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2013, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and a National Insect Week recommended book.

Useful Links
Visit Anneliese’s website, which has a series of dedicated pages about education.
You may like to read a review of Anneliese’s Buzzing! book, published on the Guardian’s website.
Feedback about her school visits from teachers and pupils can be found here.
Social media: keep up to date with Anneliese by following her on Twitter and reading her blog. (You might like to read the section on her blog about school visits.)
Brambleby Books (publisher of Buzzing!)