Dave Haslam is in conversation with Lancashire’s own Lemn Sissay, discussing Gold from the Stone, an anthology made up of Lemn’s newest works as well as his best-loved poems. Lemn will give readings from his latest publication and will also be discussing his lifeworks and the trajectory that has led him to his current successes. As the Chancellor at the University of Manchester and as a writer whose poems have been written along the pavements of Tib Street, Lemn Sissay is both metaphorically and literally embedded into the cultural tapestry of Manchester. Beyond the city, Lemn has garnered fame as the official poet of the London Olympics and is the patron of the Letterbox charity. The event promises to be an evening of entertainment, creativity as well as insight into one of Britain’s most acclaimed poets and cultural figures. After, there will be the opportunities for audience questions and booking signings.

Sun 2 Oct, Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 7.30pm, £7, www.homemcr.org

Sun 2 Oct
Jenny Davies
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Thu 29 Sep 2016