|Lemn Sissay Photo: James Ross|
He'll be appearing at Leeds City Academy on Friday 20 March in the evening (you are all invited!) and will also speak at a masterclass for school students at Lawnswood on the same day.
Here is a selection of facts:
He is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art and plays.
He was an official poet for the London Olympics.
His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London, in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park.
He is associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox CLub and The Reader Organisation and inaugural trustee of World Book Night.
Write this into your new diary now! Tickets available nearer the date.
More on Lemn in the coming weeks!