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Aliyah Begum - young poet laureate 2018 to 2020 | Birmingham City Council

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Aliyah Begum - young poet laureate 2018 to 2020

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Aliyah Begum is a 15 year-old student from Acocks Green. She is in Year 11 at King Edward VI High School. From a young age, she has always loved writing, with poems being her favourite, and in recent years she has been exploring Spoken Word poetry through a weekly club at school.

She regularly peforms at the Poetry Jam open mic night and has had the chance to perform at the REP theatre. She is very excited to take on the role of Young Poet Laureate, and is looking forward to the opportunity to share her poetry, while experiencing and learning from others.

As well as poetry, she enjoys spending time with her friends and sisters, helping out with her local Brownies unit, and trying to learn Mandarin.