Being poet-in-residence usually involves writing commissioned poems, engaging the public though workshops and on social media, and hosting performance events.
Throughout Bexley Libraries' Book Buzz Festival, Dan will be in-residence: creating poems on-demand for library users, writing short verse on social media, facilitating creative writing workshops, and performing too!
• Poetry workshop for adults at Sidcup Library, Wed 21 Feb 2.30pm – 4pm
• Poetry workshop and performance for teens and young adults at Central Library, Thu 22 Feb 4pm – 6pm
• Poetry reading at Erith Library, on Fri 23 Feb 3.30pm – 5pm
Dan was poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum 2014-15. Dan walked from London to Canterbury following the Roman Road, visiting historical sites along the way and writing poems. He also ran creative writing workshops for adults, and turned all this material into a poetic audio tour of the Museum and pamphlet.
More info here: www.canterburyromanresident.wordpress.com
Transport for London teamed up with London poets and M&C Saatchi to help make travelling around the capital better for everyone as part of the 'Travel Better London' campaign. Dan was Poet in Residence at Waterloo Station and a Pop-Up Poet around the network. He wrote poems on station walls, cut up poems from free papers, performed in busking spots on the Underground and hosted a slam at Liverpool Street Station.
More info: www.travelbetterlondon.tumblr.com