Leeds Church Institute

20 New Market Street (Opposite The Corn Exchange), Leeds, LS1 6DG

Leeds, England, GB, LS1 6DG

Writing exercises and individual support to foster your poems which can be submitted for the Leeds Poetry anthology.

A poetry workshop led by poet Khadijah Ibrahiim. Khadijah will be sharing poetry, including her own, and stories of injustice and protest to inspire your poems which can be submitted for the Leeds Poetry anthology.

Each year, Leeds Church Institute runs an initiative based on the theme of the Hook Lecture ( This year, our initiative is to publish a collection of new poems to be launched at Leeds Lit Fest in March 2020 on the theme of Poets, Prophets and Protestors, and which will be taking submissions up until October 31st.

Hailed as one of Yorkshire’s ‘most prolific’ poets by BBC Radio Khadijah Ibrahiim is of Jamaican parentage, born in the city of Leeds, England and educated at the University of Leeds. She is the Artistic Director of Leeds Young Authors and the Producer of Leeds Youth poetry Slam festival. Her poetry collections Rootz Runnin and Another Crossing have been published by Peepal Tree press.

“Khadijah combines her rich gifts for rhythm, rhyme and rap in these wonderfully evocative poems which carry a rare authenticity, drawing as they do from lived experience. These are poems about family, friendships, love and survival – and ultimately a people’s growing awareness of their rights and worth in a society that barely welcomed them.” – Jacob Ross, author of Pynter Bender.