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Literature Wales announces award-winning poet Sophie McKeand as new Young People’s Laureate Wales
Sophie McKeand begins her work as Young People’s Laureate in April 2016, an initiative which gives youth communities the opportunity to develop their creative voices

The Young People’s Laureate initiative aims to inspire self-expression and increase literacy and communication skills in young people. By using a wide range of disciplines the project has been developed to engage the next generation with literature in new and innovative ways. The initiative was launched in October 2011 with Catherine Fisher appointed as first Laureate, and has been developed by performer and poet Martin Daws who has been Wales’ Young People’s Laureate since 2013. Click here to find out more.