Upcoming Events


September 3
INSET for Sutton teachers

September 13
Poetry Workshop 1 for Wandsworth teachers

September 17
Children’s Bookshow

September 20
Colloquium on the education of writers at Oriel College, Oxford

September 21
Budleigh Salterton Festival, Devon

September 25
Windsor Festival: – one session for children, one for adults – talking about So They Call You Pisher! (Verso)

September 27
Event in Anerley

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) 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
Teachers, librarians etc welcome

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 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)

November 29
Event Ealing

December 6
Dagenham head teachers

December 12
St Paul’s CofE school in Whitechapel

December 20
Albert Hall
Two events
All welcome


January 7
Event in a school in Burton

January 10
Cooks Spinney teachers’ event

January 17
Wandsworth teachers’ event

February 25
A Wokingham school event

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: