The end of a 6 month commission, my longest yet.
Thanks to the team at Rugby Library for ensuring it was an amazing experience.
Thanks also to Roz Goddard for approaching me for an application and the WMRN for making it possible!
I was on a beach in Devon when I found out my bid had been successful and I will always remember how wonderful that news felt.
I was delighted to have the opportunity of being a Reader in Residence for WMRN and was excited by the prospect of my 6 month residency at Rugby Library.
Over the residency I ran workshops, wrote blog posts, devised a reading challenge and was invited to close the residency as a Pop-up Poet for Mother’s Day, writing bespoke poems for Library users.
I managed to get an article in the local paper as a way of encouraging non-library users to take advantage of this free Mother’s Day card with unique poem and it was very busy. Demand was so high- I extended my time, ending only when the Library had to close. I was able to offer staff cards and poems as well.
My links with the library and the team were always positive. It has been a pleasure to work with such enthusiastic, supportive staff.
As Reader in Residence…
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