Poets & Mentors

Leeds Young Authors is currently made up of approximately 20 young writers who attend our weekly workshops on a drop-in basis and perform at different community events, as well as a large community of alumni. Approximately 6 volunteers are regularly involved in weekly workshop sessions, plus many more who support us as visiting artists and mentors. Many of the volunteers are LYA alumni who work to support the next generation of young poets. We are led by Khadijah Ibrahiim, who is LYA’s artistic director and a published poet and performer.