Most of my more recent plays have been written for Midland Actors Theatre, and a new play for the company “The White Shining Land” is due for production in 2010. I am also a novelist and poet. My first two novels, “Crowboy” and “Shadow Bringer” have been published by Oxford University Press, and a third novel, “The Map of Marvels”, is due for publication in May 2010. Also due for publication in October 2010 is “Robin of the Greenwood”, a collection of illustrated Robin Hood stories, with Barefoot Books. I have written and made up stories for as long as I can remember. As a boy, I liked reading comics and watching cowboy films. The two books that really fired my imagination were “Treasure Island” and “Moby Dick”. Along with “Don Quixote”, they remain my favourites. Mythology and folklore are another source of inspiration.
|David is now “Word Wizard” for Oxford University Press, offering lively and imaginative workshops with words for both primary and secondary school across the country. (more)|
Work-in-Progress. I'm working on a new novel with the working title
"The Hunt for the Great Bear" and will posting
weekly episodes from the novel on a special site. I'm inviting readers
to log on, and follow the novel as it progresses and develops. I will
also welcome any comments you might want to make, and will reply to
all comments. To read The Hunt for the Great Bear" please follow
this link : http://davidcalcutt.wordpress.com
now a member of Children's Authors' Roadshow, a group of children's
writers from the West Midlands, who work together and organise events
to promote children's literature. The other members are: Ann Evans,
Karen King, Leila Rasheed, Linda Chapman, Susan Price and Pippa Goodhart.
You can find out more about CARM at their website.
Please follow this link to my son Jonathan’s band. http://www.myspace.com/thieveslikeusband. It’s good music!
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