Amiri Baraka in Manchester, 10 October 2012

As part of the Manchester Literature Festival:
Amiri Baraka
With support from Young Identity
Wednesday 10th October, 8pm
At the Contact Theatre
Oxford Road

Tickets: 10/6 concessions. Book on 0161 274 0600 or Contact Website

Tilt presents the world-renowned poet Amiri Baraka, a leading figure of the evolution of the spoken word genre, who has influenced politics, artistic practice and cultural change on an international scale. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Baraka has produced over 40 books of plays, writing essays, poems and music history, is an esteemed lecturer, and has won numerous awards – including a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a Rockerfeller Foundation Award. He will be reading from his rich collection of work and talking with Dr Corinne Fowler about his career and influences. Members of Manchester’s talented young writers’ collective Young Identity (supported by Commonword and the Big Lottery) will be warming up proceedings. An unmissable experience produced by Tilt in association with Contact.

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