Coral Rumble has 3 collections published,and has contributed to 100+ anthologies. She also writes for TV and Radio, and is featured in Favourite Poets published by HODDER CHILDREN'S BOOKS. MICHAEL ROSEN has commented, 'Rumble has a dash and delight about her work'.
Coral Rumble has worked as a poet and performer for many years, and now specializes in writing and performing for children. She is featured in “Favourite Poets” published by Hodder Children’s Books. Michael Rosen has commented, “Rumble has a dash and delight about her work”.
Coral has had three collections published – ‘Creatures, Teachers and Family Features’, ‘Breaking the Rules’, and ‘My Teacher’s as Wild as a Bison’. Both of her later collections have been featured in the ‘Best Books’ supplement of Junior Education Mag, and have been selected as ‘choices’ by The Children’s Poetry Bookshelf. She has contributed to 100+ anthologies for children. You will find her work in various trade books, and she is very proud that one of her poems was included in a poetry exhibition at the National Football Museum in Preston. In the past she has contributed to the National Poetry Day resources for schools, produced by the Poetry Society. Coral is Poetry Editor for the Writers’ Advice Centre in London.
In addition, Coral delivers inset training, ‘poetryclass’, on behalf of the Poetry Society, and works regularly on education projects, with all age groups, around the country. Coral often performs and gives workshops at arts centres, bookshops, libraries, theatres and festivals, and was one of the team of poets providing poetry reading workshops at the Royal Festival Hall. She has given workshops in some unusual places, too, the grandest venue being Buckingham Palace, in October 07.
Coral has, in recent years, worked as a writer and poetry consultant for the BBC, and is one of the writers of the popular Cbeebies TV programme, Poetry Pie. She is also the writer of the Pinkasaurus stories broadcast on Cbeebies Radio, and writes short stories for BBC Schools Radio. This year (2010) Coral teamed up with her illustrator daughter, Charlotte Cooke. Their first book together, The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, is to be published by Meadowside Books.
Coral Rumble works regularly for the Poetry Society as a poet in schools. She has been an active and highly valued member of the poetryclass team since it was set up in 2000, training teachers in their work with poetry in the classroom. Coral contributed to the National Poetry Day resource materials for teachers we compiled in 2002, and was also one of a small team of poets delivering our Education Roadshow South West in October 2003.
Education Development Consultant
The Poetry Society
In my role as Surrey County Council's Libraries' Adviser and as a member of the LEA English Advisory Team, I am very pleased to provide a reference for Coral Rumble.
Coral Rumble has worked with Surrey teachers and pupils of all ages for more than four years. Her workshops have very successful outcomes, because as a former teacher she has the ability and experience to identify the right pace and her creative activities keep adults and pupils on task for the whole session. The pupils respond very well to this creative approach and to teaching and learning and I receive many requests from schools for Coral to lead additional workshops with their pupils.
Libraries' Adviser, Surrey County Council
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