6th - 22nd October 2017

Industry Insights

Michael Rosen & Mandy Coe

The Future of Children's Poetry

  • 12
  • Oct

2015

Monday

6.30pm

Image of Michael Rosen in front of a blackboardLaurence Cendrowicz

  • Image of Michael Rosen in front of a blackboard

We all need poetry in our lives – but are we doing enough to instil a love of verse in the next generation of readers? We are thrilled that Michael Rosen will be joining us for a discussion about the future of children’s poetry in support of the ‘Letting in the Stars’ campaign to celebrate and encourage great poetry writing for young people.

With Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Manchester Literature Festival join Manchester Metropolitan University in inviting schools, libraries, bookshops and other organisations to aid our cause. Prompted by a decline in the number of publishers launching new poetry for children, the campaign is spearheaded by poet and educator Mandy Coe, who will be joining Michael for a frank and engaging conversation about what we can do to safeguard poetry’s future.