A poetry residency responds to the place and people, and involves creating unique work in that settings. Previous residences have included writing commissioned poems, engaging the public though workshops and on social media, creating poetic tours, and hosting performance events.
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
Dan was poet-in-residence throughout Bexley Libraries' Book Buzz Festival, creating poems on-demand for library users, writing short verse on social media, facilitating creative writing workshops, and performing poetry around the borough.
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