Alan (Kurly) McGeachie is a shortlisted Birmingham Poet Laureate and Hip Hop artist. He visits schools and youth/community settings throughout the UK as a freelance literacy engagement specialist – each year helping thousands of children to read, write and perform with confidence. Previously he taught English and Citizenship in a Pupil Referral Unit and is an active member of Love Music Hate Racism (endorsed by Ed Sheeran, Cold Play, Stormzy and many others).