Alex Wharton 

Alex Wharton is an award-winning writer and performer of poetry. In 2020, he won The Wales Rising Stars Award launched by Literature Wales and Firefly Press. Daydreams and Jellybeans is Alex’s first collection of poetry, published with Firefly Press in January 2021. The book was named as a National Poetry Day recommended read and was short-listed for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award. Alex is one of 11 writers that collaborated on a retelling of the Mabinogion called The Mab, which will be published in the summer of 2022 in both English and Welsh.  He will be publishing his second collection of poems for children with Firefly Press. 

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