Elayne Ogbeta

Rookie (31st December / Preston)

Biography of Elayne Ogbeta

I live in Salford with two bubbly children and a supportive hubby. I was a former tutor at YMCA Training. I now work freelance. Ever since I was 10, I knew I wanted to be a writer.

In 1997 I completed a BA in Creative Writing at Bolton University. It was there I discovered my voice for writing children’s stories and poems. But it wasn’t until I completed my MA in Creative Writing degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2003 that I started focusing on writing for children and was fortunate to have a few of my poems accepted for publication. I have also published a picture book called Anansi & The Dutchy Pot.


Elayne Ogbeta's Works:

Anansi & The Dutchy Pot
Verses of Inspiration

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Pickney Red

Once lived a little black gal
And in de town dem said
Dat she wore a bright red cloak
So dem call her ‘Pickney Red.'

‘To grandma yu must gwan'
Her mudder sweetly said.
‘And tek dis wicker basket
Mi dear, dear, Pickney Red.'

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