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It ain't where you go

It's where you're at

Southbank Centre Artist In Residence

APR 2009

Photo by Rankin.

I'm teaching a course at The Arvon Foundation from 27th to 31st July. Limited spaces so book now to avoid dissapointment.

Southbank centre artist in residence supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Patron of The Huddersfield Literature Festival 2010

Bizarre fact:  My birth name is  an original. If you google “Lemn Sissay” the only responses will be about myself

 

Welcome

 

Hey it’s April. Spring got sprung there’s more light here in England. To news:  My documentary on Gil Scott Heron  Pieces of A Man is broadcast on April 21st at 11.30am GMT on BBC radio 4.  You may listen for a week afterwards by searching for “Pieces of a Man”  on the BBC’s   listen online facility.  

This month sees my radio series Into The Gap broadcast to the nation. It is broadcast on radio four each day in the week of 1st April.  Readings this month are at The TUC conference with Shazia Mirza, and Billy Bragg;  The Ciurt Festival in Galway;  The Cambridge Literature Festival. I’ll also be helping launch the much needed Slow Movement. Remember,  you can see the definitive event listings throughout the year, here.  

Alongside Jacqueline Wilson I am patron of The Letterbox Club and gave the keynote speech at The Booktrust conference this month.  The booktrust administrate The letterbox Club.   You can hear the twenty minute speech  here.  I am teaching at John Osborne’s House for The Arvon Foundation. Details are on the left of this page. 

Keep a watch on the  BLOG for offline news online or on facebook    Tons of pictures on facebook.  My book Listener is in the picture on the left if you click it shall take you to amazon where you can read a few of the poems.   I forcast a good long summer that will always be too short. Outside the backdoor the garden is coming alive.    

Event enquiries to agent Ruth Hay For projects and all media enquiries email Gill Lloyd at Artsadmin. Click here.  .

 

 

 

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Judge of The 2009 Foyles Young poets Competition.  

Patron of The letterbox club

An Artsadmin artist

Education Ambassador for The Arvon Foundation