The first Reading in Secure Environments (RISE) event is taking place this month in Wigan with award-winning poet, writer, broadcaster and The Reader Organisation patron Lemn Sissay. As part of Leigh and Wigan Words Together Festival and RISE, Lemn will be visiting HMP Hindley on Monday 8th April to read some of his work and talk about his writing for young people with Get Into Reading group members.
The same evening, Lemn will appear at the accompanying public event, speaking to director of The Reader Organisation Jane Davis at The Mill at the Pier in Wigan. Lemn will talk to Jane about his visit to HMP Hindley earlier in the day, read from his work and discuss the power of reading upon his childhood growing up in Wigan.
This event promises to be a fascinating night in the company of two passionate and engaging readers and speakers, so make sure you book your tickets without delay.
To keep up to date with all the latest news from the RISE events, and to share your thoughts, head to our RISE blog. You can also let us know what you think if you’re heading to Lemn and Jane’s event on Twitter: @thereaderorg #RISE