Writer and poet Michael Rosen celebrates his 75th birthday at Brighton Festival, sharing stories of his life and work with Hannah Azieb Pool
One of Britains best loved writers and performance poets for both children and adults, Michael Rosen has published over 100 books, won myriad awards, and served as UK Childrens Laureate from 2007-2009. He is also a tireless activist for social justice and widespread access to reading, a former guest director of Brighton Festival and certainly one of Britains most famous survivors of the Covid-19 virus. After an eventful year that did not stop him from publishing two new books, we are ecstatic to be able to celebrate Michael at Brighton Festival for his 75th birthday. Specially invited by this year's Guest Director, Lemn Sissay, he will be in conversation with journalist, author and curator, Hannah Azieb Pool, sharing some of his work and unpacking his remarkable life in letters.