Spread the Word’s Young People’s Laureate for London Caleb Femi gives London’s young people a voice through poetry.
The Young People’s Laureate’s mission is to:
• Raise the visibility of poetry in the capital, nationally and internationally;
• Engage and inspire London’s young people with poetry
(aged 13 – 25) through the issues that affect them;
• Support the development of London’s talented young poets
(aged 18 – 25 years) in a tangible way.
Each year an esteemed judging panel selects a poet to become the Young People’s Laureate for London. Caleb Femi was appointed the first Young People’s Laureate for London in October 2016.
During his tenure, Caleb will be engaging young people across London with poetry through: residencies and commissions; co-curating a Poetry Lab and a Poetry Salon for talented young poets and launching the Young People’s Poetry Prize.
The programme is funded by Foundation for Future London, and supported by a wide range of partners.
You can keep up to date with what the Young People’s Laureate for London is doing here, or through social media #LaureateforLondon. If you’d like to book the Laureate for a residency, event or commission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org