Leeds Young Authors

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Raised by 5 people in 25 months
Please support Leeds Young Authors to continue our voluntary outreach work and mentoring program with youth in Leeds and West Yorkshire. 

Leeds Young Authors (LYA) was founded in 2003 by published poet and playwright Khadijah Ibrahiim, as an approach to creative education; to promote positive social dialogue through the written and spoken word by stimulating a love for poetry and literature as a whole, among young people from all backgrounds, ages 13-19.

The overall goals are to explore the use of creative writing, spoken word/performance poetry and the competitive environment of poetry slams, to dispel the myth among young people that poetry is an outmoded form of cultural expression. By creating spaces to celebrate youth voices, LYA promotes the benefits that good writing skills can afford today’s youth in their personal, professional and academic lives. LYA champions active literacy, social, political and cultural awareness - and the opportunity for the young people to develop their artistic abilities as confident writers and live performers – essential contributors to the literary continuum.

LYA conducts creative workshops, stages a number of poetry slams events including the founding of the annual youth team slam,  'VOICES OF A NEW GENERATION' Team poetry Slam. LYA youth also participate as performers in a number of literary festivals and artistic productions across the country and internationally and have won a number of awards, accolades for its work which includes the renown documentary 'WE ARE POETS'.
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Thank you to all the people who have seen We are Poets on BBC iPlayer and been inspired to donate! xx
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£160 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 25 months
Created September 29, 2016
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ian ward
25 months ago

Saw the film. Had to donate.

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