Word Up

Word Up by Liverpool Young Writers


Liverpool Young Writers was launched by Writing on the Wall in 2007. Since then, the members of the group, performing as ‘THE CIPHER’ have lyrically taken their performance to the next level. The group performed with UK number one artists including Sway, Skinnyman, Bashy, Ed Sheeran, LowKey, Miss Bratz and Akala.

This group was a beacon of WoW’s support for the latest forms of contemporary literary expression. LYW uses poetry, lyrics, rap and spoken word artistry and prose, to enable young people aged 11 – 19 to develop a voice and an outlet for their latent creativity.

In early 2014 WoW re-launched Liverpool Young Writers for a new set of young writers. The sessions were run by performance artist, Nikki Hayden and writer Jack Finch. The course culminated in a fantastic showcasing performance on the roof of the Central Library on Light Night as part of the Writing on the Wall Festival.

The young writers work varied from classic poetry to spoken word performances, all of which are featured in this Word Up book.

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