Feel the Breeze: award-winning poet in performance and conversation

Posted by mjs76 at Oct 24, 2011 03:34 PM |
Honorary Creative Writing Fellow visits the University on Wednesday.

This Wednesday is going to be a busy evening on campus with three extremely diverse public events taking place. If you missed out on tickets for Kasabian and Ann Widdecombe, don’t despair. You can still enjoy the company of Leicester’s own dub poet superstar Jean Binta Breeze.

Born and raised in Jamaica where she studied at the island’s drama school, Jean was invited to the UK in 1986 by the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson. Since then she has published several books, recorded a number of albums and performed countless gigs up and down the UK and right around the world.

In January of this year Jean Binta Breeze was appointed the University of Leicester’s first ever Honorary Creative Writing Fellow by our School of English and Wednesday’s event is her inaugural reading in this capacity. As well as performing some of her own works, Jean will be ‘in conversation’ with Dr Corinne Fowler.

The event takes place in the Attenborough Film Theatre at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26 October 2011. Entry is free and open to all.

Please be aware that campus will be more crowded than usual that day as the Kasabian gig is being broadcast live on Radio 1 so there will be BBC lorries everywhere.

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