The Oscillating Octobells
who somersault in the sea
playing Over The Waves
to the Quivering Quaverfish
Writer, poet, playwright and author of the illustrated children’s book:
A Fishy Coat Tale And Other Poems
(see link below)
I am very excited to be taking part in the Edward Lear celebrations. I would love to have had a one-to-one, tête-à-tête, (or even tea and a ‘noddle conflabious chinwaggling’ as, perhaps, Mr Lear might have put it…) with such a likeable, crazy, clever, sensitive man.
I look forward to working with families on 2nd November where Mr Lear’s ‘Land of Nonsense’ will be brought to life during the week in fun activities such as the creation of a runcible world where nonsense botany, limericks and ABC worlds join together with animals, birds, insects, fish and totally made-up runcible spoonistic characters and creatures –just head for the ‘Ashmo-LEAR-ean’ and follow the signpost to Runcible Rhymes. There will also be readings and extracts from Lear’s works as well as newly created verse by me.
I will also be sharing my work (and a drawing or two) with visitors to the gallery recitals on November 3rd.
I offer sessions to primary children on Creating and Writing Humorous Poetry.
'A Fishy Coat Tale And Other Poems' is available directly from: www.diana-moore.com at £6.99 + p&p. Also via Gardners and Bertrams Booksellers. Also stocked in: Coles, Bicester, The Book House Summertown, The Bookstore and Mostly Books in Abingdon, Pen to Paper, Headington,
Wallingford Bookshop, and via Amazon and
Oxfordshire Libraries. Waterperry Gardens
For the Lear Exhibition
ASHMO-LEAR-EAN by Diana Moore
Based on his NONSENSE POETRY AND THE LEAR EXHIBITION