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"Leeds Young Authors demonstrate everything we know is important about youth arts...it was engaging, it was about an ability to express..."


Hon Estelle Morris, MP
Minister of State for the Arts

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VOICES OF A NEW GENERATION

"Leeds Young Authors has gone from strength to strength each year... A lot of our young people... have become ambassadors for the UK and are a good example of what is being achieved in the Chapeltown community. They are also sharing about their lives. I call them the voice of the new generation that needs to be heard."

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Khadijah Ibrahiim

Founder and Artistic Director,
LYA,
2005

"I closed my eyes and wished to the heavens that my memory would not fail me this time. I, Dana Chinyanga was about to participate in my first LYA Individual Youth Poetry Slam. With butterflies in my stomach and weakened knees, I stood in front of the audience, armed with the words of my mother tongue."
Dana, 16
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