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'From Pickets to Poets' with Matt Abbott

28 February 2024
5:30pm until 7:00pm
Library @ the Lightbox
16 years and above


40 years on from the pivotal Miners' Strike, Wakefield-born poet Matt Abbott invites you to explore local heritage and history through the power of words. Matt's relaxed and accessible sessions will help you to shape your memories and thoughts in vivid and dynamic ways. Open to writers of all experience. Matt Abbott is a Wakefield-born poet and activist. His debut collection 'Two Little Ducks' explores working-class support for Brexit, set against the backdrop of his experiences volunteering in a refugee camp. He's also a children's poet and educator. Notable poetry commissions include Nationwide Building Society, Mercedes Benz, and Kellogg's UK