literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature

Lemn Sissay: My Name Is Why

Part of London Literature Festival

Hear Lemn Sissay reflect on a childhood in foster care, self-expression and Britishness at this discussion.

Sissay's new memoir, My Name Is Why, is infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation’s best-loved poets, and explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home.

This moving, frank and timely book is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.

Lemn Sissay is a poet, playwright and broadcaster. He has read poetry all over the world and was awarded an MBE for services to literature.

He is the Chancellor of the University of Manchester and was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV and a prolific speaker, inspiring audiences on a daily basis across the globe.

Dates & times

18 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Fri 18 October 2019

where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£15
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£15

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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Access information
This talk is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

Ticketing
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Multi-buy discount
Book three or more literature and poetry events in the same transaction and receive a 25% discount. Selected events only.