Lemn Sissay: In Conversation
Our Poet Laureate in conversation with comedian and writer Sophie Willan.
The latest in a series of events created and hosted Lemn Sissay, exploring stories of resilience from people who have experienced the care system. Described as “Victoria Wood with an attitude problem” Sophie Willan was born to a heroin addict mother, and grew up in and out of care. Nominated for Best Show in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017, she draws on her background to create bold, unapologetic and highly political work. Celebrated performance poet and Canterbury’s Poet Laureate, Lemn Sissay MBE, has created a series of talks and performances especially for The Marlowe and Wise Words. Lemn believes in poetry as a catalyst for s