Merlynda Jelly-Jaws! 

Romantic Nature & Comical Fairytale Poet & Cartoonist 

Award-winning Children's Poet & Illustrator - Visiting Poet & Workshops  For All Ages - LIVE!


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Hello! - And - Thank You For Visiting my website!  

My name is 'Merlynda Jelly-Jaws' - and I'm an Award-Winning Children's Poet - an Award-Winning Verse-Fabulist - an Award-Winning Children's Songwriter - an Award-Winning Cartoonist - Caricaturist - and an Award-Winning Book-Jacket Illustrator (aka: 'Kitty Pigfish') - and  happily - my Poems, Songs and Workshops Are Suitable For All Ages - even wrinkly old grown-ups enjoy them very much indeed!   

Below are a variety of COMMENTS/FEEDBACK about my Poems - and about my regular Weekly Live Poetry Readings at The FairyTeller Studio-Garden in West Sussex, among other venues.  Just click on my 'POETRY AWARDS' page for details about my Poetry Awards and Cartoon-Book Illustration Awards and Songwriter Awards to date - and click on the 'ABOUT' for MORE Feedback/Comments and basic Biographical details.  

On my 'LIVE SHOWS-BOOK!' page are details about the Live Poetry Readings I'm giving over the next year - particularly for THE FESTIVAL OF CHICHESTER 2016 - But to Begin at the Beginning - and First of All:


Here's What Visitors at Merlynda Jelly-Jaws's Live Poetry Readings in 

The Fairy-Teller Garden Are Saying:

"Thank You So Much For A Lovely Morning - I COULD HAVE LISTENED TO YOUR VERSES ALL DAY!"

"My Grandchildren REALLY DID ENJOY IT And Were Chattering About It On The Way Home."

"Please Keep Us Informed As To When Your New Poetry Book Is Published - We Would Be Very Interested In Reading It!"

"Hope To See You Again!"



"Sam did ENJOY HIMSELF A LOT!  And I’m sure we will make a RETURN VISIT in the Summer!"  

"Thank you again for a FUN TIME." 

“Undoubtedly Fine Pieces!” - BBC Radio 4


“Really Enjoyed Listening to!”  - Classic FM


“Thank you So Much for the Musical Evening.  Everyone Enjoyed It and said IT ADDED SOMETHING SPECIAL to the Party.”

- Baroness Golding, The House of Lords Party


“A Very Big Thank You ... I received Many Compliments from  our Guests and I feel you  really started off what was an Absolutely Perfect Day for Us. Thank You for Setting the Tone.”


-The Rainbow-Miller Event at The Elvetham Country Estate


Merlynda's Fairytales-In-Verse, 

Verse-Fables, Romantic Nature Poems,

Fun Wildlife & Animal Poems, 

Celebratory Countryside Poems,

Gentle & Sentimental Childhood Poems,

Daft Action Poems & Silly Songs

 - For All Ages! -

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

 - Then Merlynda Will Begin!

Once Upon A Times - In Rhymes!

Merlynda Jelly-Jaws is an Award-Winning Romantic Nature & Wildlife Poet - an Award-Winning Humorous and Romantic Epic Fairytales-In-Rhymes Poet - an Award-Winning, Much-Published and Radio-Broadcast Verse-Fabulist - an Award-Winning Book-Jacket Illustrator - and - an Internationally-Exhibited and Commissioned Cartoonist/Caricaturist.  She is also an Award-Winning Children's Song Singer-Songwriter and an Award-Winning Ballet Music Composer.  

Merlynda adds a little Live Cartooning during her popular live Poetry Readings for Children - which are also suitable for 'Young-At-Heart' Grown-ups

'Merlynda Jelly-Jaws Reads 

Her Poems Live - Throughout The Year 

at The Fairy-Teller Studio!'

Merlynda reads her poems, sings and cartoons live at The Fairy-Teller Studio & Garden - each week - on the West Sussex/Hampshire border - All Ages Welcome - 

Seats Must Be Booked In Advance!  

Please Click on the 'LIVE' page - or - 

Contact Merlynda For Further Details!

Merlynda Also Reads her Romantic Nature and Wildlife Poems, her Romantic and Humorous Fairytales-In-Verse, Verse-Fables, Comical Nonsense Poetry & Fun Animal Poetry, her Gentle and Sentimental Childhood and Toy-Themed Poetry, her Hilarious Action Poems (and Silly Songs) - AND - a little Live Cartooning - as a 'VISITING POET' in Schools - and For Poetry/Writing Groups. 

Merlynda also Creates & Conducts Her Highly Original, Fun and Educational Workshops in: 

Public Speaking & Creative Poetry Recitation, Cartooning, Ventriloquism, Creative Poetry Writing - and - Illustration.

 Merlynda frequently reads her poetry live at Festivals and Fairs throughout the South of England - and at Poetry & Literary Events - for Clubs, Groups and Societies, Children's Events - and tailors her selection of Poems and Poetry Recitation as 'Themes' - to suit -  Including a Q&A Session afterwards, if desired.

Merlynda is the Founder and Editor of the Romantic and Epic Poetry Magazine: 'The Poetry Box Magazine' - and the Founder and Resident Ventriloquism Trainer of 'The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain'and conducts One-To-One Ventriloquist Training Sessions - Ventriloquism Workshops  - an entertaining, hilarious Ventriloquism Training Taster Session For All Ages! 

Perfect For Both Children - and Adults - Too! - 

Merlynda is also a LLAM  and ALAM of LAMDA 

and has been awarded 4 Honours Medals in Speech.  

Merlynda is frequently invited as a Poetry Judge, Poetry Critic and Poetry/Ventriloquism Book Reviewer.

Merlynda is also the Author of the hugely popular 

Monologue & Speech Collection: 

'ACT! ALONE - Scene-Stealing High Comedy Monologues & Verse For Performers & Speakers' (Pubd. GAPP 2001) 

- Available via all good bookshops - 

- and directly from Merlynda. 

Merlynda's Fairytales-In-Verse Poetry Audio Books to date include: 

 'Barley The Ventriloquist & Duncan L DoLittle Recite The Tale of The Goat & The Wolf' 

(Available via Amazon, Gardners Books

- and directly from Merlynda.) 

 Merlynda is also a former Magazine Columnist for 

'The Observer Series of Newspapers' 

- and - the Commissioned Author of: 

'Master The Art' (Pubd. 1998 by The Art Institute) 

An Illustration and Art Tutorial Course For Adults.

 Merlynda's Poetry Websites and Facebook pages: 



each include many of her publicity photographs and samples of her Cartoons, Illustrations and Caricatures 

- Please do visit for more!

For All Enquiries and To Book Merlynda To Read Her Poems Live At Your School or Your Poetry/Literary/Art Event:


or email:

tel: 01730 821030

or - you can use the 'Contact Me' Form Below!

Thank You For Visiting and Looking Forward 

To Meeting You All 

Very Very Very Soon!