Sue Hardy-Dawson a Yorkshire born poet, artist, and illustrator, is widely published in children’s poetry anthologies. She’s worked with children for over thirty years and has an Open First Class Honours Degree mostly in Creative Writing, Literature. She loves visiting schools and has provided workshops for the Prince of Wales ‘Foundation for Children and the Arts’.
Profoundly dyslexic, she’s especially interested in encouraging reluctant writers. Her first solo collection, ‘Where Zebras Go’ (Otter-Barry Books) was short listed for the CIiPPA.
Her second book ‘Apes to Zebras’ (Bloomsbury) with poetry Ambassadors Roger Stevens and Liz Brownlee,came out in March 2018 and won the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award in the poetry category.
A second solo collection of poems ‘If I Were Other than Myself’ (Troika) came out this spring. Sue has three adult children and lives with her husband and two dogs on the edge of the spa town of Harrogate.