Fri 16th October

Storytime with Cheryl Martin
Date: Fri 16th October
Time: 11am
Venue: Facebook

Enjoy a first listen to a superhero story from our new book! Sit back and relax as Cheryl reads to you from her story ‘Celeste’s Sparkly Cat’.   

Cheryl’s first solo stage show Alaska featured twice at Contact’s Flying Solo Festival before a national tour including 2016’s A Nation’s Theatre and still touring, including  the 2019 Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe

Manchester Evening News Theatre Award winner as both writer [musical Heart and Soul, Oldham Coliseum Theatre] and director [Iron by Rona Munro, Contact]. She co-produced and directed an Edinburgh Fringe First winner for the Traverse [The World Is Too Much].  Not to mention directing and devising Community Arts Northwest’s demanding immersive refugee shows Another Country [Z-Arts/Decibel], Heart’s Core [Z-arts], and Lloyd’s Regional Award-winning Rule 35 about Yarls Wood detention centre [Z-arts]. Commonword /Crocus Books published her first solo collection of poetry, Alaska, [longlisted for the 2015 Polari Prize]. And Cheryl’s second solo show Who Wants To Live Forever? premiered at HOME Manchester’s 2017 PUSH Festival/BGAF 2017 at Contact, and toured nationally. 

Writing on The Wall have a created a book of diverse short superhero stories and poems for children aged 7-11 years. The book has been created as part of our school’s project Superheroes: Words are our Power, in response to the lack of diversity in ethnicity and disability in literature for children. 



Superheroes: Words are our Power is funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation.