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Wes Brown at the Hub launch
Young Writers' Co-ordinator Wes Brown talks about what the Hub does as part of the NAWE Young Writers' Hub launch

Leeds has a great literary tradition as exemplified by writers such as Arthur Ransome, Alan Bennett, Keith Waterhouse and poet Tony Harrison.

Now a local association wants to encourage the next generation of scribes. The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) are launching a Young Writers Hub in Yorkshire.

Described as the first of its kind in the country, it will be a news-driven resource and information directory. It will concentrate on providing opportunities for writers aged between 16 & 25 in the region, and will complement other groups such as Leeds Young Authors, which was set up to promote positive social dialogue through the written and spoken word among young people of High School age (ages 13-19).

The launch event at The Carriageworks featured an evening of readings, discussion, networking and a chance to meet those running the hub and find out how to get involve The Hub will be co-ordinated by Leeds-based young writer Wes Brown.

Wes is a 24 year old writer and founding editor of Cadaverine Magazine. He is also the Information Manager for the National Association for Literature Development (NALD) and an associate of the Institute for the Future of the Book.

For the associated YouTube video

Source: BBC Leeds
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