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Black History Month - The Written Voice Event

Johnny Agard
Time:
18:30 - 20:00
Date:
11 October 2012
Venue:
Lecture Theatre C, Faculty of Humanities, Avenue Campus

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Godfrey Brandt on 07867784376 or email godfreybrandt@btinternet.com .

Event details

The Writers Directory describes Johnny Agard as a ‘playwright, poet, short-story and children's writer.’ Guyana born, (formerly British Guiana) he now lives and works in the UK and amongst his accolades is that of having been writer in residence for the BBC.

Johnny Agard has taken orality and turned it into its written counterpart and has become a celebrated poet. One of the issues he takes on is the issue of mixed race definitions and nomenclature. Of this he writes in his poem Half Caste, which the writers ‘directory describes as ‘, a wry, imaginative and darkly comic take on racial misconceptions and divisions'.

Speaker information

Johnny Agard,BBC,Playwright, poet, short-story and children's writer John Agard was born on 21 June 1949 in British Guiana (now Guyana).

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