LYA’s BNV 2016 team are meeting regularly outside of the weekly LYA workshops at the Mandela Centre in Chapeltown to write and rehearse for the upcoming slam in Washington DC.
The Brave New Voices (BNV) International Poetry & Literature Festival is the largest youth poetry slam competition in the world. It not only involves tough competition, but also an intense program of artistic, personal and professional development workshops.
The team’s application to participate was just recently accepted, meaning that we are now fully immersed in fundraising, writing and artistic development.
If you would like to support LYA’s efforts to help a group of young poets fulfil their dream of representing Leeds, Yorkshire and the UK in Washington DC, please remember that our Gofundme site is taking donations:
Stay tuned to our blog to hear about our progress!