Harry Laing

Harry Laing is a poet, comic performer and creative writing teacher with over 20 years of experience in schools. His book of poems for 6-12 yr olds, Shoctopus, came out in 2015 and is proving a hit with both kids and teachers. His collection contains a wide variety of poems: weird, wacky, reflective, lyrical and full of humour.
Harry brings energy and a huge sense of fun to his school workshops and performances.

His delight in language will inspire students with their own writing. By creating an atmosphere of possibility, he engages students who come with a wide range of skills and interest levels. Teachers too will take lots of new ideas from his workshops.

Harry is happy both to present workshops for primary and secondary students (Years 1-12) and perform his poems for large numbers of children (up to 400.) He’s also an experienced leader of PD sessions for teachers.