On Monday and Tuesday this week Canterbury’s Laureate Lemn Sissay will be out and about ‘inspiring and being inspired by the city.
As part of his Laureateship, Lemn will be writing a poem inspired by both the city’s rich cultural heritage and his exploration of the city today. On Monday Morning Lemn will be facilitating a masterclass at The Marlowe Kit through which he will share how he writes in response to place. Places are now full but we will be holding future events across his term as Laureate.
Poems for Coffeeshops
On Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning Lemn will be writing from coffeeshops across the city.
Most days Lemn writes a short poem inspired by that day. These go out on facebook and twitter and enjoyed by people across the world. During his time here this week he will write some of these short poems inspired by the Canterbury and the coffeeshops he’s writing in. Some of these will then appear on shop windows and others will be posted on the Canterbury Laureate Facebook Page over the next few months.
Do introduce yourself and say hello if you see Lemn in town this week and tweet #CanterburyLaureate if you spot him!
The Canterbury Laureate Programme is run by the Marlowe and Wise Words in Partnership and is funded by Arts Council England and supported by the Marlowe Development Trust.