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Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is the author of over 140 books of poetry, stories and politics, including Michael Rosen’s Book of Play, The Disappearance of Émile Zola and So They Call You Pisher! A Memoir. He was the Children’s Laureate between 2007-9 and is currently the professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths University. He has won numerous international awards for his work in literature. He presents Word of Mouth on BBC Radio 4.

Michael Rosen’s Book of Play is published in association with Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death.

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Events featuring this speaker

Why Play Matters

Michael Rosen, Jenny Lacey

At school, children are focused on exams, while at home we're all glued to our phones. Michael Rosen shows us why all we need more play in our lives.

£9£6.50 View event
16 October 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm Watershed