Matt Black (author)

17 and 25 March 2017: Matt Black’s theatre show “The Storm Officer”, Nottingham

When: March 17th at 1.30pm. Free. Where: Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Cost:¬†Free, but please book in advance via Box Office on 0115 846 7777 and Where: Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria Www.thekirkgate.com 01900 826448 The Storm Officer Written by Matt … Continue reading

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Did you miss it? The launch Holywell Music Room launch of “The Owl and the Pussycat and the Turtles of Fun”

  About 80-100 people attended the launch of Matt Black and Pip Hall‘s “The Owl and the Pussycat and the Turtles of Fun” at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, on Sunday, May 11, 2014. The books were there: hot … Continue reading

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May 11, 2014: Book Launch at the Hollywell Music Room, Oxford

The Owl and the Pussycat has a unique and celebrated status in nonsense literature, with strength of story, simplicity of imagery, and perfection of rhythms. Matt Black, poet, and Pip Hall, illustrator, have been inspired by this poem to create … Continue reading

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Owl_and_Pussycat_CoverThe Owl and the Pussycat and the Turtles of Fun by Matt Black (author) Pip Hall (artist, letterer)


Matt Black is a writer and performer based in Sheffield. He writes poems (and occasionally fiction) for adults and children. He enjoys commissions and collaborations with other artists, and works in all sorts of places and situations, specialising in tailor-made projects that range from the serious and educational to the crazy and sublime.