Category Archives: Poet In Residence

International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

26th June is the United Nation`s International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking (“World Drug Day”) and the Poet in Residence at Wolverhampton`s WCR FM wants everyone in the city to understand what that means. “The day is an expression of the UN`s determination to strengthen action and co-operation to achieve the goal of […]

Poet in Residence commissioned to write poem for Coronation

The Coronation of King Charles III is a historic moment in the life of the nation and will take place on 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The ceremony is rooted in longstanding tradition and the service will reflect The King`s role today and look to the future.  Throughout […]

Poet in Residence On Global Climate Change For World Buy Nothing Day

The Poet in Residence at 101.8 WCR FM in Wolverhampton has written a new poem to mark World Buy Nothing Day on 25th November. “This is an international day of protest” explained Ian Henery, Poet in Residence “and a 24 hour detox against consumerism that coincides with Black Friday.  It`s an opportunity for people to […]

Poet in Residence Starts Preparing For Wolverhampton Literature Festival

(Pictured left to right in the Mander Centre Community Hub – Josh Griffiths, Ian Henery, Poet in Residence, Chris Allen, Chair WCR FM, Greg Stokes, The Kates Hill Press, Claire Tedstone, Saturday Books & Gallery, Laura Taylor, Marketing Manager, Mander Centre, Penelope Thomas, Wolverhampton Literature Festival, Alphina Ndlovu, Communities Against Racism Enterprise and Finance Director […]

Remembrance Day Poem By Wolverhampton Poet In Residence

The newly appointed Poet in Residence at WCR FM has written a special poem for Remembrance Day which will be broadcast by Wolverhampton`s radio station on 101.8  FM, online, Spotify and Listen Again.  The poem is also available to view on the radio station`s Facebook, Instagram and website ( Ian Henery, who was appointed on National Poetry […]

Walsall Writer Commissioned For World Children`s Day

World Children`s Day is celebrated annually on 20th November each year with the goal of enhancing children`s well-being and advocating for their rights.  It also helps people around the world to work together and raise children`s awareness to improve their welfare.   Even though the celebration of Children`s Day takes place on a variety of […]