Wednesday 1 November
Lemn Sissay MBE
There’s only one Lemn Sissay in the world. Lemn is Patron of The Letterbox Club and newly announced patron of Retrak. Lemn is Honorary Doctor of Letters, an MBE for services to literature, Associate Artist at Southbank Centre and a Foundling Fellow. Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
“ Lemn Sissay is a passionate and powerful voice whose performances are humbling and exhilarating” – Kate Tempest
Thursday 2 November
Vanessa Kisuule is a rising star of British Poetry. She has performed at Glastonbury, Lounge on the Farm, Secret Garden Party Wilderness and Shambala Festivals. In 2013 she was voted Best Performance Poet in Sabotage Reviews’ Saboteur Awards and the inaugural South West Poetry Awards.
“Beyonce of the Poetry world. KILLING IT”
Poet Rebecca Goss grew up in Suffolk and returned to live in the county in 2013. She lived in Liverpool from 1992-2013, where she studied English at Liverpool John Moores University. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff University, then taught Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University for some years.
“The language is precise and evocative, the images sharp as a photograph” – Val McDermid
Tickets: £5 Full Price, free for studnets