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Marco has been performing for and educating school students since touring with the Queensland Arts Council in 1991. Marco's services are offered to both primary and secondary schools and include performances, writing workshops and writer-in-residence programs. Due to Marco's expertise as a performance poet, his writing workshops are a mix of writing and performing, offering the unique experience for children to see their original ideas and raw stories evolve into a finished poem that could be performed with and in front of their classmates. Marco's belief is that a poem is only half alive in a book but comes to life when it is shared with others in performance.
Marco has been a featured author at Somerset Literary Festival, Voices on The Range, Voices on the Coast, Whitsunday Voices and the Ipswich Poetry Feast. Marco has had materials published in Education manuals and curriculum books and is a regular feature at education conferences as a presenter.
Marco has presented professional entertainment services to businesses all over Australia. His past engagements have included hosting and entertaining at prestigious ceremonies such as the Queensland Meat Industry Awards and the State Landcare Awards, as well as being commissioned to write poetry for major events such as Australia's Federation Celebrations. Marco's unique ability to highlight and celebrate the characters in attendance, whilst weaving his poetry throughout the night, is the reason for his popularity. His sense of community is infectious, and his personality warm and engaging.
Marco’s contribution to a conference can take many forms. It may be at a conference breakfast, where his lighthearted renditions will set the mood for the rest of the day, compering a day of presentations, or providing a full evening show for attendees. Marco has something special to say and an atmosphere to offer that every conference attendee will find refreshing and authentic. Marco is also available to write commissioned poems for special events and anniversaries for companies and businesses.
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Marco's manner with students is exceptional as he draws them in with his warmth and engaging content. His passion for poetry and education shines through & I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to any school in Australia!Carmel Wooding - Teacher Librarian - Assumption College Warwick
I spent the first part of the show watching some of the "hard heads" in the room. They were in stitches. Now I could relax and enjoy a fantastic showman and bush poet. I woke up on Thursday morning with sore sides (from laughing) and sore shoulders derived from pats on the back from people saying how refreshingly funny and entertaining you were. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone running a conference, a sporting function, or simply as an after dinner speaker.Stuart Stanton - Coaching & Development Officer - NSWRL Academy