Marlon "Marley" Lizama

2015 John P. McGovern Award Winner

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     Marlon Lizama is a Poet/artist that focuses on the cultural aspect of writing and the arts. Coming to the United States at the age of 9, he discovered himself in the sub-cultural called Hip Hop. Joining a group which quickly became world renowned through competition, theater, workshops, and cultural exchange programs, Havikoro represented a group of young dancers, poets, and artist that put Houston on the world culture map. Marlon has been to over 40 countries through competition, performances, poetry shows, and through working with the state department. He is currently being supported by St. Paul's Methodist through an artist in residence program in Houston, Tx  where he is currently creating a writing program that works with youth from all over the city. Youth groups include Sharpstown high school, incarcerated youth, St. Paul's spiritual youth group, and Houston probation department. The goal of the program is to create writers and published young authors.

     Marlon just published a book called "Cue the Writer: Cheers to the Notion of Love, Hate, God, and Revolution". A collection of short stories and poery that are from a young immigrant's perspective.