Beyond Survival: Creativity in Confinement – 17 November 2020

Author, poet, and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will be the keynote speaker at the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance’s 2020 Anne Peaker lecture. Lemn’s critically acclaimed 2019 autobiography, My Name Is Why, reflects on his childhood, self-expression and Britishness, and explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. Lemn will talk about the role creativity can play for people at risk of being institutionalised and how people use creativity to exercise agency and shape their own destiny. The event will also include performances, a Q&A and networking.

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