Linton Kwesi Johnson in conversation with Jacqueline Crooks

Since 1975 when Kwesi Johnson burst onto the scene with Dread Beat anBlood, he has revolutionised English poetry with his electrifying fusion of oral verse, Jamaican speech, radical politics and reggae rhythms.

In partnership with Lancaster Arts, Litfest is thrilled to welcome the legendary poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and Caribbean writer Jacqueline Crooks for an unforgettable evening of poetry, prose and discussion about his life and work. In his latest book, Time Come, in which Kwesi Johnson collects some of his most powerful nonfiction writing, paying tribute to the activists and writers who inspired him to find his own voice as a poet. A new edition of his Selected Poems came out last summer.

Booking early is advised! Please note the venue and the earlier start time.

Jacqueline Crooks is a Jamaicanborn writer who writes about Caribbean migration and subcultures; her first novel, Fire Rush, was published in March 2023

Watch In-Person Tickets: from £12

Watch Online Tickets: £10 (watch live on 20/4 or on 30 day catch up from 24/4)


20 Apr 2023


6:00 pm


The Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster Arts

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