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Lawrence Hoo

Lawrence Hoo is a celebrated poet and activist. He is the author of Inner City Tales (2006) and Hoostory (2011). Hoostory was exhibited at Centrespace Gallery (2007), The Drum, Birmingham (2008), and Wilder Street Gallery (2011). Inner City Tales documentary was screened at Watershed (2006). Hoo uses his poetry to campaign against and challenge social imbalances, leading community creative writing courses and workshops. Hoo was Ujima Radio’s Poet in Residence (2016), and received a RISE Award for Arts, Community and Entertainment (2018), and the MTM Award for Music, Arts and Culture (2018). Hoo lives and works in Bristol. His new book is Cargo (2019).

Events featuring this speaker

Beyond Apologies: Past Guilt and Urban Futures

Michele Curtis, Thomas Hermann, Lawrence Hoo, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Louise Mitchell, Olivette Otele, Anne Thomas, Andrew Kelly

Writers, artists, academics and activists debate how guilty cities should feel about their past and – critically – what cities should do about this to create better futures for all.

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16 October 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm Watershed