The prolific and hilarious writer Michael Rosen brings his own childhood to light in his new memoir, So They Call You Pisher! As a child, he dreamt of a socialist revolution—until his parents decided to leave the party in 1957. In this event, Rosen discusses his career as a political campaigner and an acclaimed children’s poet, and how he fused the two in his collections of socialist fairy tales, Workers’ Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain, and Reading and Rebellion: An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children.

Join us for an evening of laughter, language, and politics with one of the today’s most charismatic living storytellers.

About The Author

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he co-devised and teaches an MA and was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009. He is one of Britain’s best-loved writers and performance poets for children and adults and has also published over 200 books.