Ben Okri in conversation
Rise Like Lions – Politics through Poetry
2.30 – 3.30 pm Sat 16th June
The award-winning poet and novelist Ben Okri has compiled an anthology of a hundred poems from around the world that celebrate (in the broadest sense), the many voice of politics, from polemics to meditations, from Shakespeare to Grime.
He will be in conversation with Mark Lawson, best known as a journalist and broadcaster and also a novelist.
Ben Okri is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN, a member of the board of the Royal National Theatre, and was awarded an OBE in 2001. He is the author of Booker prize-winning novel, The Famished Road. He lives in London.