Three more speakers announced: Inua Ellams, Lynsey Hanley and David Conn


We’ve nearly sold all our Early Bird tickets for The Story next Feb, so huge thanks to all of you who have bought tickets so far. In case you don’t have a ticket, get yours now before they all go. To help convince you to join us at Conway Hall in Feb, here’s three more speakers:

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional african storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. His three books of poetry are published by Flipped Eye and Akashic Books, and several plays by Oberon.

Lynsey Hanley was born in Birmingham and lives in Liverpool. She is the author of Estates: An Intimate History, and Respectable: The Experience of Class. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.

David Conn is a sports writer for the Guardian, and is also the author of The Beautiful Game?  Searching the Soul of Football. His articles for the Guardian’s Inside Sport blog focus on the business and ethics of modern sport, including covering the recent Hillsborough Inquiry into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters in 1989.