About Dean Atta
Dean Atta has been writing and performing for more than 10 years, during which he has been commissioned to write poems for galleries including Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery and Keats House, as well as organisations such as the Damilola Taylor Trust.
Denouncing homophobia and racism, last summer he made a BBC 1Xtra documentary with SBTV presenter Georgia Lewis Anderson called No *****: Hip Hop's Last Taboo. The programme highlighted what Atta feels is the rejection of ***** people by rap culture. In January this year, his groundbreaking poem I Am Nobody’s *****, written in response to the Stephen Lawrence murder trial, went viral, receiving over 30, 000 hits on YouTube.
His play Queen Pokou, based on the mythological West African princess, is currently being performed on the London fringe.
Creative learning experience
Dean is a popular writer in schools. He has extensive experience of working with young people and works as a Squad Leader on New Writing South's Margate Writer Squad.
How Dean can work with you
Using his poetry and drama expertise, Dean dynamically and confidently facilitates creative writing and performance workshops for children, teenagers and adults.