Upcoming Events


April 2
Haringey Library Awards, Alexandra Palace

April 3
Teaching assistants’ event in Cheltenham
(Speaking of Books)

April 4
Oxford Literary Festival

April 5
30th Anniversary of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – various events and possible radio and TV appearances.

April 30
Event at the Barbican bringing together children’s work on ‘boxes’ which tell the stories of their families.

May 1
Hexham Literature Festival
(Speaking of Books)

May 3
British Library event on Alphabet Books for Children

May 5
Talk and conversation on Arts in Schools at the Royal Academy, London

May 10
Conference about Play

May 12
Barnes Festival

May 13
South Tyneside Festival
Kevin Maguire interviewing me about work, life and writing including my memoir

May 18
Goldsmiths, University of London
Conference: ‘New Ways to Promote Reading for Pleasure’
All welcome, please get in touch with Goldsmiths

May 20
Nottingham conference on early reading, phonics, stories…

May 22
Launch event of National Poetry Archive for Children

May 24, 25
Hay Festival events for schools, families and an evening event to talk about my memoir So They Call You Pisher! and other work.

June 6
(Speaking of Books event)

June 7
Goldsmiths, University of London
Digital Storytelling Conference

June 12
Eko Trust event
(Speaking of Books)

June 20
Symposium based on the work of Bob Leeson and his book Reading and Writing
Venue: University of East London

June 22
Poetry events at Stratford-on-Avon

July 3
Teachers CPD event at Surrey Race Course

July 4
Event to talk about Workers’ Tales and Reading and Writing and So They Call You Pisher!

July 10
Liverpool teachers’ conference
(Speaking of Books)

July 12
Wandsworth teachers finishing their year long poetry course with me
(Speaking of Books)

July 13
Rochdale festival
(Speaking of Books)

July 17
Housman’s Bookshop
Reading and Rebellion’with Kimberley Reynolds and Jane Rosen

September 2
(Speaking of Books)

September 11
Edge Festival
(Speaking of Books)

September 12
Hailsham Festival
(Speaking of Books)

September 17
Dagenham School
(Speaking of Books)

September 19
Arnhem Wharf School
(Speaking of Books)

October 3
Millmead School
(Speaking of Books)

October 4
Bournemouth event
(Speaking of Books)

October 10
Walthamstow Early Years
(Speaking of Books)

October 16
Festival of the Future City – Bristol Festival of Ideas

October 17
(Speaking of Books)

October 18
Thame Arts and Literature Festival

October 30
St Joseph’s, East London
(Speaking of Books)

October 31
Readings of poems I wrote about ‘Grave Goods’ – burials in the British Museum.
Two events at the museum.

November 6
Children’s Bookshow performance

November 7
(Speaking of Books)

November 8

November 11
Children’s Bookshow performance

November 14
(Speaking of Books)

November 21
Event in Cumbria

November 27
Children’s Bookshow Event
Hull Theatre

November 28
Early Years Event
(Speaking of Books)

December 5
Early Years Conference
(Speaking of Books)

December 12
Whitchurch Primary
(Speaking of Books)


January 9
University of East London conference
(Speaking of Books)


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: