Reading by Award Winning Poet & Playwright Lemn Sissay

UK-born Lemn Sissay is an award-winning poet, playwright, author and broadcaster. (Photo: BBC)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Monday, November 30th, 2015

New York (TADIAS) — British-born Ethiopian poet Lemn Sissay will present selected readings from his celebrated body of work this coming weekend in Takoma Park, Maryland.

The event that is hosted by Tayitu Cultural Center in collaboration with Takoma Radio, Blessed Coffee and Carpe Diem Arts — will feature an Ethiopian coffee ceremony by Blessed Coffee.

Per the author’s website: “Sissay was the first poet commissioned to write for London Olympics. His Landmark Poem, Guilt of Cain, was unveiled by Bishop Desmond Tutu in Fen Court near Fenchurch St Station.”

In addition to writing several poetry books, articles, and plays “a BBC TV documentary, Internal Flight, as well as a radio documentary entitled Child of the State were both broadcast about his life. His Ted Talk has close to a million views.” Lemn Sissay was 21 years old when he wrote his first book Tender Fingers In A Clenched Fist.

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If You Go:
Friday, December 4, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Historic Takoma building
7328 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland
Limited seating
Click here to RSVP
For more info call 301-802-2812


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