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Resilience / Change Management / Making Connections

What is it about?

Lemn will talk about his own experiences of change; of the potential that’s held in making connections and challenging silos.

In a life that has included foster care, taking on the government (and winning), and a trip to the Arctic, resilience underpins everything he does, and could arguably be what allows him to make change in the world.

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Lemn Sissay | Poet, Playwright and Broadcaster

Lemn Sissay is a poet, playwright and broadcaster. He has read poetry everywhere from The Library of Congress in The United States to The University of Addis Ababa, from the Botanic Gardens of Singapore to the sonorous shores of Sri Lanka, from Wembley Football Stadium to Maryland Football Stadium, from the theatres of Bangalore to the theatres of Dubai, from a literature festival in Bali to a bar stage in Greenland AND Wigan library 

He was awarded an MBE for services to literature by The Queen of England. He is Chancellor of The University of Manchester and an Honorary Doctor from The University of Huddersfield, The University of Manchester and The University of Kent. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics and he was the official poet of the FA Cup 2015. In 2018 he was made Poet Laureate of Canterbury.

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