Gay coming of age; books for gay teenagers
Advancing Backwards by A.D. Pritchard
Advancing Backwards by A.D. Pritchard
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How to teach Shakespeare
How to teach Shakespeare
How to teach Shakespeare

AUTHOR

The Pebble Champion, was published (under the name A.D. Pritchard) by Wilkinson House in July 2013.

NEWS: I am delighted to announce that my novel The Pebble Champion is now an award-winning book, having won the Finalist Award in the 2019 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards in the LGTBQ Category.

 

" ‘The Pebble Champion’ showcases a poignant narrative with a refreshingly honest voice. Cutting through stigma and stereotypes, the book focuses on one young man’s coming-of-age to explore issues of loss, guilt and sexuality – issues that are relevant and real for many young people all over the world. "

(Official Press Release)

Click here or scroll down for the promo video. Read the reviews here.

 

 

 

​​POET

​I use my full name as a poet and my poetry has appeared in magazines, anthologies and websites worldwide since 2000. In 2005, I was made Poet of the Month by the then London Poet's Letter Society, and I was invited to read at the Poets' Cafe in Covent Garden.

 

MY video poem 'Like So' was an official selection at the 2013 Visible Verse Festival in Vancouver, Canada.

Watch the video here.

One of my poems, 'Consequence',  was selected as the soundtrack for a student choreography assignment at Western Kentucky University.

Watch the video here.

 

My second poetry collection, 'Window Spit'' is available here.

 

Read the reviews here.

Click here for the promo video for Window Spit. Scroll down for the promo video for Advancing Backwards.

 

 

PLAYWRIGHT

My plays, Round Here, Torn Jeans and Genius were published by New Theatre Publications in 1999. Each had won festivals at schools in Cape Town in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

 

Genius won the Young Farmer's Club Regional One Act Play Festival in Wales. It was later performed at the Brecon Theatre in 2000. Thirteen years later, it was again staged in Wales, this time at the Theatr Hafren in Newtown.

New Theatre Publications has closed down to the sad passing of the owner, so I am presently seeking another publisher for each of these works.

UPDATE: "Round Here" is now published through LazyBeeScriptsUK under the new title: "Red-Handed". Click here to find out more.

 

 

​​​EDUCATION RESOURCE WRITER

Additionally, I am the writer of a number of educational resources.

My latest set of branded resources is for IB English B teachers teaching

IB ENGLISH B TEXT TYPES.

 

Click here for more details, or click on the CONTENTED BEING tab above.

 

 

My latest book, "Hooked on Macbeth" is a uniquely innovative way to teach Macbeth, using memory-based learning systems. Using memory pegs, trigger images and the power of association, students are able to recall the main ideas, character details, themes and motifs in the same way that memory champions recall decks of cards. It's an unusual approach, but it really works. Watch the video below to see how.

 

See the video here.

 

 

 

All of my teaching resources can be found on the following websites:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Alan-David-Pritchard

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/ContentedBeing

Promotional
Videos
A promotional video showing IB English B teachers what they can expect when they download the new IB English B Text Types resource packs.
IB ENGLISH B TEXT TYPES

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