Peter Street

Biography

Peter has had a range of jobs ranging from Forester, Head Gardener, Chef, Taxi Driver, Writer in Residence in prisons, schools, International Youth Camps, BBC Greater Manchester radio, Poet in the Croatian/Bosnian conflict, Correspondent on Radio 4 Kaleidoscope programme to name but a few and at eighteen was a Gravedigger / Exhumer in Bolton.

Genre

Autobiography, Local History, Accessible / Easy reading

Publications & Performance History

Hidden Depths - The life and loves of a young gravedigger - Preeta Press (2018)

Listen To The Dark - Penniless Press (2012)

Not Cawed Firewood Fa Now't - Shoestring Press (2010)

Thumbing from Lipik to Pukrac - Waterloo Press (2008)

Tony Bevan and Peter Street at The Turnpike Gallery, Leigh (2006)

Trees will be Trees - Shoestring Press (2001)

Still Standing - Towpath Press (1997)

Out Of The Fire - Spike Books (1993)

Workshop & Reading Experience

Peter was a recipient of the Royal Literary Fund Grant and a member of the Society of Authors. He has an enormously wide experience of leading creative writing and poetry workshops and is currently working with Greater Manchester Health Authority providing creative writing workshops. He is also working with Manchester Central Library leading workshops on creative writing for people with Autism. Since the publication of the 'Hidden Depths' book Peter has conducted book readings and signings at libraries, local history societies and Arts events across the North West and is planning future events. Peter is available to be booked.

Group size preference

12 max 5 minimum

Group age preference

16+

Working languages

English

Area prepared to travel

UK

Fee

£50

Travel expenses

Bolton at car mileage rate 44p per mile

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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