Headliners - Stephen Lightbown
September (how is it nearly September already?!) bring Stephen Lightbown to Chester - all the way from Bristol!
Stephen is a poet and disability rights champion. He was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. In 1996, aged 16, he experienced a life-changing accident whilst sledging in the snow and is now paralysed from below the waist.
Twenty years after the accident, Stephen started writing poetry about his life as a wheelchair user. He likes to champion the everyday and the mundane in his writing. When not writing and performing poetry he spends his days working for the NHS.
Stephen now lives in Bristol His debut poetry collection, Only Air, was published in 2019 with Burning Eye Books.
Social media: @spokeandpencil