Upcoming Events


October 4
National Poetry Day
School in Woodford Green

October 5
The late James Berry, poet and fiction writer:  conference

October 7
Wimbledon Book Festival
All welcome, see you there!

October 8
Ilkley Literature Festival
Talk about Reading and Rebellion (OUP) a book I’ve co-edited with Kimberley Reynolds and Jane Rosen about reading amongst children of left-wing parents 1900-1960.

October 10
Event Croydon

October 11
Wiener Library, Russell Square, London – for a talk about my memoir So They Call You Pisher! (Verso) (just out in paperback) with special reference to using the library to help me uncover the fate of my father’s uncles in the Holocaust. I tell this story in the memoir.

October 13
Reading and Rebellion conference
Goldsmiths, University of London

October 14
11.00 am
Pickled Pepper Bookshop, Crouch End
talking about Unexpected Twist (Scholastic) and doing poems and a signing.
All welcome, please get in touch with the bookshop, see you there!

October 15
British Library to talk about Reading and Rebellion (Oxford University Press) a book about left-wing and ‘alternative’ children’s books 1900-1960, with Professor Kimberley Reynolds and Jane Rosen.

October 18
Sandwell event

October 29
Wandsworth Teachers Event

November 1
Conway Hall, London: ‘1968 and after: Culture and Education’ talks and Q and A with me, Tariq Ali, Melissa Benn, Ken Loach and Lynne Segal, with Newham Bookshop. All welcome.

November 2
Event with the volunteers for Beanstalk

November 7
Event near Chelmsford

November 8
So They Call You Pisher! event for Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham. All welcome, see you there.

November 12
Children’s Bookshow Event

November 15
Event Ashford

November 16
Idea Store, Whitechapel, to talk about So They Call You Pisher! (Verso) – very near to where my parents lived, as described in the book! All welcome, see you there!

November 21
Launch Event for Reading and Rebellion at Marx Memorial Library, London. All welcome, see you there.

November 23
Medway teachers INSET

November 24
Event at St James’s Church, Muswell Hill for Muswell Hill Children’s Bookshop, partly based on Unexpected Twist (Scholastic Children’s Books)
All welcome, see you there. Please get in touch with the bookshop first.

November 29
Event Ealing

December 6
Dagenham head teachers

December 6
Christmas signing event at Waterstones, Piccadilly.
All welcome

December 12
St Paul’s CofE school in Whitechapel

December 15
Christmas event at the Old Vic Theatre, in London.
All welcome. Please book ahead for this. See you there.

December 20
Albert Hall
Two events. Please book ahead for this.
All welcome


January 7
Event in a school in Burton

January 10
Cooks Spinney teachers’ event

January 17
Wandsworth teachers’ event

January 27
Event Cambridge
to commemorate the Holocaust

February 7
Conference for Islington teachers

February 25
A Wokingham school event

March 3
Jewish Book Week event
to talk about Workers’ Tales published by Princeton University Press

March 7
Two events for children in Tower Hamlets at the Genesis Cinema

March 21
Bourneville Children’s Literature Festival

March 26
Event in a school in Sunderland

April 3
Teaching assistants’ event in Cheltenham

November 21
Event in Cumbria

Michael Rosen Events

For school, library, festival, conference and college bookings where you have no arrangements as yet for selling books, contact Jan or Kate at: