The Saul Williams Experience

In 2010, Manchester welcomed Saul Williams when he made a one-off visit to the city as part of the Literature Festival and Black History Month.

One of the most outstanding Slam poets of his generation, Saul Williams has many lyrical accolades under his belt such as winner of the 1996 Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s Grand Slam Championship, featured in the documentary film SlamNation and star of the 1998 feature film Slam. He has performed with The Fugees and Erykah Badu, as well as Sonia Sanchez and famous beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Young Identity arranged a series of events around the festival, with Saul appearing in a Q&A session at Contact Theatre and performing at Band On The Wall.

With music provided by the Speakeasy Band, and members of Young Identity performing alongside their hero, the event was an exciting and fully enjoyable session!