Introducing Inua Ellams, our new ambassador

Posted by Lauren Farmer on 5th July 2017

We would like to announce and warmly welcome our new ambassador, Inua Ellams who joins our wonderful group of writers who champion and support our mission as well as working with us to raise the profile of the Ministry.

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a graphic designer at White Space Creative Agency. He facilitates workshops in creative writing where he explores reoccurring themes in his work – identity, displacement and destiny – in accessible, enjoyable ways for participants of all ages and backgrounds.

Inua’s creativity spans a number of forms, from plays commissioned by the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company to his pamphlets of poetry published by Flipped Eye and in ‘The Wire-Headed Heathen’. In 2005, Inua founded the Midnight Run – an arts-filled, night-time, playful, walking urban movement that attempts to reconnect inner city lives with inner city spaces.

Inua said: “Writing is the cheapest way to be free. To create and destroy in this way secures our most instinctive and inventive selves. Young people getting to grips with this from an early age can only create a more fantastical, fluid, richer world and it is an honour to be able to help with an organisation like the Ministry of Stories.”

Welcome to the Ministry of Stories, Inua!

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