Author of six books, Mandy Coe’s poetry for adults and children has been broadcast on BBC radio and television programmes such as CBeebies, Woman’s Hour and Poetry Please.
Workshops and author's visits:
Mandy regularly makes author's visits to primary and secondary schools and universities. Via workshops, commissions and residencies - she also works with community projects and arts organisations such as the National Gallery, The Poetry Society, Bath Festivals and the Barbican.
Mandy designs educational material for children for National Poetry Day, Booktrust and the Children's Poetry Bookshelf. Her work has featured in the Guardian, A&C Black’s Poetry Yearbook and the TES.
Courses and Lecturing:
Mandy is currently a tutor with the Poetry School and presents seminars on poetry at universities such as Bath Spa, Hope, John Moores, Leicester, Didsbury, and MMU.
Mandy is happy to discuss possible projects and can be contacted via her website at www.mandycoe.com
*Pinning the Tail on the Donkey (Spike Books ‘00)
*The Weight of Cows (Shoestring Press ‘04)
*Clay (Shoestring Press ‘10)
*If You Could See Laughter (Salt ’11). A first collection for children, launched at the Aldeburgh Festival and recipient of the Children’s Literature in Primary Education Highly Commended Award.
*Mandy Coe, Poetry CD (the Poetry Archive ‘12).
Ilkley Festival Poetry Prize; The Guardian flash-poetry Prize; Petra Kenny Prize, Ted Walters Prize, Southport Writers, and The Writing School’s, Manchester Poetry Prize.
Mandy's Poetry for children has been widely anthologised by publishers such as Pearson Education, Hodder, Macmillan and Bloomsbury.
Mandy is a Hawthornden Fellow.
For more information about her work please visit www.mandycoe.com
Since first working with Mandy Coe four years ago on 'Taking the Plunge',(a NAWE/MMU mentoring scheme for new writers, where Mandy was shadowed by writers and writing students who were interested in developing their skills as workshop leaders) I have had the pleasure of working with her in a number of other capacities.
Mandy regularly leads sessions on MMU's Masters-level courses on teaching creative writing, for freelance writers and English teachers. Feedback from her sessions is consistently excellent, with participants commenting on her dynamic workshop skills and her generosity in sharing workshop ideas (which teachers will often deliver back in school to their own pupils). Mandy is also a regular contributor to our MMU 'Aimhigher-funded' writing days for secondary pupils; pupils who come in professing not to be interested in poetry invariably have their opinions of their own writing, and often of themselves, changed for the better by Mandy's enthusiasm and energy. The poetry they write in Mandy's sessions are a testament to this.
As a consequence of having come into contact with Mandy through the CPD courses or 'pupil writing days' many teachers have booked Mandy independently to work in schools with groups of a variety of ages. They are always more than happy with the results. Based on this, and on my own experience of working with Mandy, who is a consummate professional, I often recommend her for work with pupils of all ages, and also for INSET work with teachers. She can always be relied on to bring a breath of fresh air into any teaching situation and has the ability to inspire others to believe in themselves - both as writers and as teachers.
Faculty of Humanities, Law & Social Science
Manchester Metropolitan University
Thank you so much for a couple of fantastic days at 'Can I have a Word?' We're so pleased you could join us, and are looking forward to working with you again.
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