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Matthew James Friday

International School Teacher, Literacy Consultant, and Professional Storyteller

Matthew is a classroom teacher, professional storyteller, writer, and literacy consultant, and he works in a public school in Oregon. He has experience teaching across all grades in elementary/primary schools in England, China, Germany, and Switzerland. He is also a published writer and professional storyteller for children. Matthew has delivered university lectures and professional development workshops to teachers on literacy and storytelling.

Matthew is a widely published poet with many poems published in journals and magazines around the world. His first poetry book, The Residents, is published by Finishing Line Press. He also has experience writing and directing theatre plays for adults and children.

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