THE STORY OF CHRIS WHITE…
Chris White has always written poems and scribbled drawings since he was an ickle boy. He did it just for fun and because he enjoyed it. Little did he know that many years later, after he had turned into a man-sized human, that 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 poems published. It was called Bitey the Veggie Vampire, and since then he hasn’t looked back. Many other books of poetry, stories and scribbles 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 he did his best…and it all turned out ok. Phew!
So, off he went onto the long and winding road of his poetry performing travels. Travels that have taken him all around the UK, visiting theatres, schools, libraries, festivals…and even a prison or two! (Don’t worry, they let him out again…)
After having been up and down England, Scotland Wales and Ireland performing to anybody that would listen, Chris turned his attentions to other places…
Would the rest of the world enjoy listening to rhymes and stories about kung fu shrews, smelly super heroes and hamsters in microwaves? Turns out…YES!
Chris has now visited lots and lots of different countries to spread the love of the written rhthmic word and the joy of scribbling funny doodles. His travels have lead him to places including Kuwait, China, The UAE, Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia, Dubai, Uzbekistan, Germany, Jordan, France and The Democratic Republic of Congo! Amazing!
Along the way, Chris has appeared on the radio, TV shows, written for the BBC, done workshops for the UK government, had a book published in South Korea, illustrated books for other authors, met princesses, drawn a hamster for the Sultan of Brunei’s grandson and got up to many, many other strange and crazy things. By him a piece of cake sometime and he will gladly tell you all about it.
It’s never been dull! so, the moral of this story is, why not pick up a pen and start scribbling? You never know where it might take you…
FESTIVALS CHRIS HAS APPEARED AT INCLUDE…
- The Edinburgh Book Festival, Scotland, UK
- Young Readers, Birmingham UK
- Lincoln Book Festival, Lincoln, UK
- The Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland, UK
- Sharjah International Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah, UAE
- The Doha Book Festival, Doha, Qatar
- The Bournville Book Festival, Birmingham, UK
- The Wolverhampton Book Festival, Wolverhampton, UK
- The Newark Book Festival, Newark, UK
- Broughton Hall Children’s Book Festival, Yorkshire, UK
PLACES PERFORMED IN INCLUDE…
UK, Germany, Kuwait, Egypt, Romania, Malaysia, France, Hungary, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Cyprus, China, India, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia and Jordan.