Thanks to Jacob Bartels for this cartoon depiction

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Adrian Hoad-Reddick is a teacher, poet, radio host, wordsmith, and Lead Idea Farmer at Hoadworks, inc., a new media company championing creativity and literacy by providing innovative educational content, resources and games. Adrian has twenty-eight years of English language and literature teaching experience; he never grows any less inspired by the closing lines of The Great Gatsby or by the opening lines of Watership Down.

Adrian loves to inspire young writers. At the centre of these efforts is a belief in making it real and making it fun. He has served on organizing committees for several writers’ festivals, bringing published writers and motivated young readers and writers together. He is Coordinator of the annual Hundred Story Wood Eden Mills Young Writers Workshops. Many of Adrian’s most rewarding teaching moments have come in a radio studio, working with students in producing live radio on The Poem Repair Shop Radio Show, or in classroom collaborations creating web or eBook Digital Reader’s Guides to novels by visiting Writers in Residence.

Adrian is a word puzzle fan and computer enthusiast. His word puzzles have appeared in hundreds of publications. Adrian’s Vocabaret (formerly The Wordly-Wise) listserver delivers word play to thousands of online subscribers. Adrian has compiled his most popular word game titles in a book, Beguiling Word Play from The Vocabaret, available online at

Adrian has developed computer games, including Cobble: Solitaire for Word Lovers and the animated head-to-head trivia game The Brainslider. Adrian’s website allows active readers to publish illustrated book reviews online. Bookhooks recently exceeded a milestone of 50,000 published reports!