Myths, magic and mayhem: a guest blog for National Share-A-Story Month

This month (May) is the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ National Share-A-Story Month – an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, aimed at bringing children and stories together.

This year’s theme is ‘myths, magic and mayhem’ and the Federation invited me to write a guest blog exploring how my children’s poetry collection, Saturdays at the Imaginarium, incorporates all three.

Here it is: Welcome to the imagination – where myths, magic and mayhem collide. In it, I ponder things like… what exactly is the imagination? What did Einstein have to say about it? How do the stories we tell ourselves become our own ‘personal myths’? And how might we use our imaginations to tell better stories and create more magic, and less mayhem, in our own and others’ lives?

There’s also a poetry film and a trailer for the book in there too. I hope you enjoy them!