Inspired By Libraries: Lemn Sissay

  • DATE

    16 June 2022

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome

    Young people


    Pay What You Can - £2/£6/£10


    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

Join Poet Lemn Sissay OBE for an exciting talk on how libraries have inspired him in his life, taking place at Manchester Central Library as part of the Festival of Libraries 2022.

 Lemn says, “A library is the loudest place on the high street, because books are bursting with very loud ideasI  And yet it is where you can go for peace and quiet; amongst all that is happening in our world, peace and quiet has great value. 

Libraries change the world because people who use libraries change the world. This year’s Festival of Libraries demonstrates throughout its brilliant programme that all ages, all types, all are welcome. Your community. Your library”.

Manchester City of Literature’s Festival of Libraries is delighted to have Lemn Sissay OBE as the ambassador of this year’s festival. The BAFTA nominated, international prize-winning writer, who was recently awarded an an OBE for services to literature by The Queen of England, will participate and support across the varied and vibrant programme, which highlights the library network’s full offer, for people from all backgrounds and demographics, with events taking in wellbeing, culture and creativity, digital and information, and reading. So look out for Lemn across the rest of the programme in June, for more!

For this scintellating talk Lemn will be in conversation with Nasima Begum. Inspired by Libraries with Lemn is kindly sponsored by Autotrader UK.