Formally a primary school teacher from UK, I now live in Sydney writing for children and adults alike. My works often take a child’s perspective to explain the world and to reflect on important life experiences.
My poetry is aimed at general audiences and as well as working on some collaborative ventures and YA projects I am currently developing two distinct picture book series. Firstly, ‘The Elephant in the Room Series’ providing a “way into” conversations with young children about difficult subjects matter dealing with family and mental health. Secondly, a series of books about characters in a fictional town I have created called “Verityville”. The daily lives of these characters are often based on real events and people I have met through my life.
My work with ‘Elephant in the Room’ has lead to presenting at an international storytelling conference at Mansfield College in Oxford UK and a distribution contract with Dennis Jones & Associates. I have published four books to date and won last year’s SCWC Writer’s prize for a poem about gender and identity.
Find out more about my work on website: elizabethmarycummings.com
Elizabeth Cummings - Submissions
- The Garbage Guy by Elizabeth Cummings Aug - 2016