Chris White has always written poems and scribbled drawings since he was an ickle boy. He did this just for fun and because he enjoyed it. Little did he know that many years later he would become a globe-trotting published poet!

It was in the year 2000 that Chris was lucky enough to have his first collection of poetry published, Bitey the Veggie Vampire, and since then he hasn't looked back. Many other books of poetry, doodles and stories have been published since that day.

 But that is only one part of the story, as Chris was asked to perform at a few book festivals to promote his debut book. Never having read his poems to an audience before, Chris was very nervous but did his best...and it turned out ok!

So off he went onto the long winding road of his performance poetry travels. Travels that have taken Chris all around the U.K. visiting theatres, schools, festivals...and even a prison or two! (Don't worry, they let him out!)

 After having been up and down England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland performing and drawing for anybody that would listen and look, Chris turned his attention to other places...

Would the rest of the world enjoy listening to rhymes about Kung Fu Shrews and hamsters in microwaves? Turns out...YES!!

 Chris has now visited lots and lots of different countries including...Kuwait, China, The UAE, Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia, Dubai Jordan and The Democratic Republic of Congo. All to spread the love of the written rhythmic word and the joy of scribbling funny drawings!

Along the way Chris has been on radio and television shows, written for the BBC, done workshops for the UK Government, had a book published in South Korea, illustrated lots of books for other authors and has illustrated and narrated Story Mouse apps available for your ipads and iphones.

Phew! It's never been dull. So, the moral of this story is, why not pick up a pen and start scribbling? Who knows where it will take you...ew! It's never been dull!

So, pick up your pen and start scribbling for fun. You never know down what road you might end up and what might happen!

* CHRIS WHITE ROLE OF HONOUR *

 

POETRY BOOKS PUBLISHED

Bitey the Veggie Vampire (2000)

Wang Foo the Kung Fu Shrew (2001)

The Armadillo Under my Pillow (2002)

Shark in the Toilet! (2004)

Don't Put Dave in the Microwave! (2008)

Never Give a Duck a Pen! The Best of Chris White (2010)

Space Rocks! (with Ian Billings) (2011)

Woof Woof the Cat (2016) 


STORY BOOKS PUBLISHED

The Beast from the East & Stumpy's Big Adventure (2009)

Robots vs Princesses vs Unicorns vs Hamsters (2015) 

The Guinea Pig Bang (with Robin Price) (2016) 

 

PICTURE BOOKS PUBLISHED 

SSSSnap! Mister Shark (with Neal Zetter) (2016)

Odd Socks (with Neal Zetter) (2016)

Here Come the Superheroes (with Neal Zetter) (2017) 

 

COLOURING BOOKS PUBLISHED 

Chickens In Art (with Ian Billings) (2016) 


 

FESTIVALS PERFORMED AT INCLUDE... 

 The Edinburgh Book Festival,

Young Readers, Birmingham, UK * Off the Shelf, Sheffield, UK

Lincoln Book Festival, UK * Chiswick Book Festival, London, UK

 The Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland, UK

*  Sharjah International Children's Reading Festival, UAE

* The Doha Book Festival, Qatar

 

PLACES PERFORMED IN INCLUDE...

England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, Egypt, Malaysia, France, Hungary, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Switzerland, Cyprus, China, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia and Jordan.