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Rebels with a Cause featuring Lemn Sissay and Hyeonseo Lee in conversation

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Newcastle Library

Laman Street

Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Rebels with a Cause. Join us for a very special event featuring North Korean defector and human rights activist Hyeonseo Lee and one of Britain's most popular and celebrated performance poets Lemn Sissay.

From 6.30pm to 7.30pm Lemn Sissay will talk to writer and literary critic Ed Wright about using art to make sense of his traumatic childhood in foster care. Lemn means "Why?" in Ethiopian, and it's been a lifelong question for this raconteur, poet, advocate and actor.

From 8pm to 9pm North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee will talk to Newcastle Writers Festival director Rosemarie Milsom about her escape to China as a teenager and struggle for freedom, which is detailed in her best-selling memoir, The Girl With Seven Names.

Refreshments will be available.

MacLean's Booksellers will be at the event and both writers will be signing books.

Thanks to our event partners Byron Writers Festival and Newcastle Region Library.

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