John Dougherty

John Dougherty

Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies

Friday 31 March 2017

2 Hours


Sheldonian Theatre



Ticket price

Join author, poet and songwriter John Dougherty as he shares the joys of wordplay, the pleasures of reading, and the fun of his new poetry collection, Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies.

Dinosaurs and Dinner Ladies is packed with a variety of engaging poems on a wide range of themes. Several feature school life, some poems challenge the reader’s thinking on life, gender expectations, skin colour and disability. A variety of forms are used including list poetry, limericks, songs and haiku.

“One of the very best authors . . . for both schools and festival events” Teresa Lowe, Glasgow’s West End Festival

Dougherty is a former teacher now best known as the writer of hilariously funny books such as the Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face series.

Suitable for children in years 2 and 3.

This event is for schools only and is not open to the public. To make a school booking, contact Rebecca Waiting, UK school accounts manager, Blackwell’s Oxford, (01865) 333606 or email Andrea Reece at