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As part of the Peterborough Syntax Poetry Festival, we now have our very own poet in residence for Nene Park! 

Justin Coe

Justin Coe is our poet for the Park. He is a poet, writer and spoken word theatre creator specialising in work for young audiences. He is the author of The Dictionary of Dads (Otter-Barry, 2017) and of ten spoken word theatre shows for families.  His new book The Magic of Mums (Otter-Barry) will be published in February 2020 and illustrated by the brilliant Steve Wells. Justin is a performance poet and creative writing workshop facilitator with over twenty years experience, bringing his unique mix of puckish poetics and heart-felt humour to thousands of schools, theatres and libraries, not to mention steam trains, street corners and a sitting room made entirely out of newspaper!

Resident poets have also been appointed to Peterborough Market (Fay Roberts) and The Allama Iqbal Centre in Millfield (Bryony Littlefair).

The resident poets' roles will be to interact, celebrate and record the stories, people and histories of these three important and bustling spaces across Peterborough. There will be different outcomes for each location including tribute poems, films, Pedalo poetry, workshops and much more! We're excited to see what Justin Coe is inspired by in the Park and are looking forward to updating our website and social media with his creations. 

To follow what all the poets are getting up to over the next few weeks, please follow Syntax festival on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or pop into the venues. To enjoy the final results please book your FREE ticket for the Residency celebration event which is on the 28th November and you can find out more info on that here: https://easternangles.co.uk/event/syntax-residency-celebration-event

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