Leeds Young Authors

Leeds Young Authors runs activities that focus on using creative writing, spoken word/performance poetry, and the competitive environment of poetry slams. Workshops in the Host Media Centre in Leeds, with sessions for 13-19 year olds.

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    1. Hi Helen,

      Thanks for your comment. Young Poets Network are not affiliated with most of the opportunities on our opportunities pages and you can find out more about these by following the links included on the page. I believe Leeds Young Authors now only work with 13-18 year olds: https://leedsyoungauthors.org/about/

      We would love to receive poetry by your 8 year old in our free Young Poets Network challenges which are for all poets up to the age of 25 (we often get 7-year-old winners!). You might be interested in the challenge we currently have open, inspired by the enigmatic and inviting work of poet W.S. Graham. Enter a Cloud, Imagine a Forest now – closing Sunday! bit.ly/wsgchallenge

      And another asks for responses to Freud’s Civilisation and Its Discontents – learn more on the challenge page and enter by 15 July: bit.ly/freudchallenge

      You can also get inspired by the Timothy Corsellis Prize, responding to poets of the Second World War: bit.ly/corsellis18

      To keep up to date on all we offer young poets, you can also join our free mailing list: ypn.poetrysociety.org.uk/sign-up-to-young-poets-network/

      I hope this is helpful, and best of luck with the writing!

      Best wishes,

      Helen at Young Poets Network

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