Speakers, Authors & Artists

Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow is from Manchester, England. He is a National Poetry Day Ambassador for the Forward Arts Foundation. 

He spent over ten years working as a primary school teacher but now his fills his week with writing, and visits to schools, libraries and festivals to deliver high-energy, fun-filled poetry performances and workshops.

His acclaimed debut collection, ‘Carry Me Away’, was released in 2016 and further  collections include ‘The Same Inside’ (Macmillan 2018), written with Liz Brownlee and Roger Stevens, and ‘Chicken on the Roof’ (Otter Barry 2018) which were both been shortlisted for the 2018 North Somerset Teachers Book awards. ‘Be the Change – poems to help you save the world’ was released in 2019 (Macmillan). Matt’s most recent solo collection is the dazzlingly fantastic

Special thanks to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council