Mr Hegley was born in Newington Green, North London, and was educated in Luton, Bristol and Bradford University. He is one of our best loved poets and performers.
John has produced ten books of verse and prose pieces, two CDs and one mug. An Edinburgh Festival regular, he is noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchieves and the misery of human existence.
He is an occasional DJ, dancer and workshop leader, using drawing, poetry and gesture. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from what is now the University of Bedfordshire, and once performed in a women's prison in Columbia.
We are delighted that John will be with us at HCBF2016 on our launch day for the Gala event and a special schools event on Thursday 22nd September at Hertford Theatre
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