MLF16: Lemn Sissay at The 8th Black And Asian Writers Conference

MLF16: Lemn Sissay at The 8th Black And Asian Writers Conference


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£13 FULL // £7 CONC.


  • Black History Month 2016
  • Literature
  • Mates Rates
  • Spoken Word

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Longtime friend of Contact and Manchester Literature Festival, award-winning poet and University of Manchester Chancellor, Lemn Sissay returns to headline a celebration of diversity in writing as part of The 8th Black and Asian Writers Conference.

One of the nation’s best-loved voices, Lemn is the author of several volumes of poetry alongside articles, public art and plays. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London and he is frequently broadcast on radio and television.

He will be performing a selection of new and favourite poems from his recent Canongate collection, Gold from the Stone, along with other works that deal with themes of adoption and care.

The Independent said, ‘his name is magic, his poems are songs on the street.’

Lemn will be supported by competition-winning writers from Cultureword performing a series of short monologues about family and adoption.

The performances will be followed by an afterparty with music and an open mic stage.


All show times are approximate:

7pm - 7:45pm
A series of short monologues around the themes of family and adoption will open the show, before Lemn Sissay’s performance, performed by Cultureword writers.

8pm - 9pm
Lemn Sissay

9pm -midnight
Join us at the after-party for music and an open mic stage.


  • Suitable for over 15s.
  • Presented by Contact, Cultureword and Black Gold Arts Festival.
  • Part of Manchester Literature Festival 2016.

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