Those who have kept a close eye on our social media will notice we’ve begun promoting the Poetry Micro-Residency scheme as part of Margate Festival 2018.
This project sees poets from around Kent partnered with a business in Margate. The businesses provide space for the poet to work, where they might be inspired by the world around them to create new works.
This scheme was inspired by the busking poets of Central Park in New York, writing poetry on the spot for passers by. As the theme of this years festival is “NOW!”, this seems especially relevant.
For more on the project, please read the articles on Isle of Thanet News regarding the project.
Poets and a Blue Bird Torpedo typewriter popping up at cafes, bars and attractions for the Margate Festival 2018
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Margate Festival Poet-in-Residence Scheme
For the most up-to-date news, be sure to check our events page.
The following are the poets and venues taking part in the Margate Festival Poet-in-Residence scheme.
Derek Sellen at Urchin Wines
Seb Reilly at Cliffs
Mary Anne Smith at The Lifeboat
Joshua Cialis at The BottleShop
Barry Fentiman-Hall at Cinque Ports
Penny Tigerlily Lane at Elsewhere
Louise O’Connell at Clayspace
Maggie Harris at Sands Hotel
Kirsty Louise Farley at Gordon House
Setareh Ebrahimi at Roundabout Theatre
Gary Studley at Dreamland
Simon Medhurst at Shell Grotto
Sam Fentiman-Hall at Turner Contemporary
David Dykes at The Old Post Office
Angela Dye at Margate Bookie
Alex Vellis at Margate Bookie
Matthew Munson at Margate Bookie
The response so far has been phenomenal. Once the scheme concludes, we will begin assessing future projects of this nature.