Anneliese Emmans Dean theBigBuzz@gmail.com
Welcome to theBigBuzz, home of award-winning poet, performer and lyricist Anneliese Emmans Dean of York, England. I’m all about learning through laughter, rhythm and rhyme. (And I’m handy with a camera, too.) Let me edu-tain you!
My first book Buzzing! Discover the poetry in garden minibeasts won the 2015 NS Teachers’ Book Award for Poetry. A unique combination of science and (rib-tickling) poetry, Buzzing! was shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, nominated for the Carnegie Medal and is a National Insect Week recommended book.
My next book, Flying High! Discover the poetry in British birds, is the companion volume to Buzzing! It features a Foreword by RSPB Vice-President Prof. Sir John Lawton, who calls it ‘A marvellous little book! ... Made me chuckle, even laugh out loud, with pleasure.’
I perform my ‘edu-taining’ Buzzing! and Flying High! shows at festivals, theatres and schools up and down the land, with follow-up curriculum-linked poetry, photography and minibeast/bird workshops available too.
“Anneliese Emmans Dean has discovered the poetry in insects and knows a lot about them as well.
She has the Buzz!” Quentin Blake
My award-winning eco-musicals promote sustainability through creativity. I run workshops to teach the musicals in a morning or a day, and also supply comprehensive teaching packs for you to teach the eco-musicals yourself.
I’ve been commissioned to write and perform poems by programmes on BBC Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio York and the World Service. My poems have been used in projects across Britain, from ‘Poems for the Waiting Room’ to healthy eating campaigns.
I perform my humorous poems in a variety of acclaimed shows and events, providing amusing and uplifting edu-tainment for adults and for children. For example, my Rhyme and Dine evenings celebrate fine food and good company.
I am a member of Equity and of the National Association of Writers in Education.
My photos are used in books, calendars and in the scientific literature, as well as by me in my Buzzing! show, my Buzzing! book and theBigBuzz blog.
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