Joel McKerrow is an award-winning writer, speaker, children’s author, creativity specialist and one of Australia’s most successful, internationally-touring, performance poets.
Full-time in his creative career for the past fifteen years, Joel has released seven spoken word/music albums, six poetry books. In March 2024, Joel releases his first Graphic Novel Series: URBAN LEGEND HUNTERS (with Larrikin House). www.joelmckerrow.com
Talks and workshops
Joel’s sessions can focus either on his slam POETRY work, or on his STORY writing. Joel explodes onto the stage with his poetry, shaking up how students have perceived the medium in the past and then working through his own poetic process to equip students in writing their own.
His STORY sessions stem out of his series Urban Legend Hunters and provide a simple framework (The StoryTree) to equip students in crafting their own stories, with optional specific focus on GRAPHIC NOVELS or SPOOKY STORIES.
All of Joel’s sessions are highly adaptable for Grade Four all the way through to Grade 12 students.