Venue: Madlab

Time: 12.15 – 13.20


The young writers of today i.e. Gen. Y/Z have the worst publicity surrounding them. However they are said by researchers to be multi-taskers, liberal and have a strong sense of community. This panel will discusses how Gen. Y’s writing is not only different from Gen. X’s, but is also changing the landscape of writing as we know it. Where Gen. X (born 1960’s – 1980’s) could focus on the written printed form, Gen. Y (born 1980’s – 2000’s) are writing through an ever-changing industry.

Shruti Chauhan is a poet and performer based in Leicester

Sanjay Lago is a writer and performer based in Scotland

Haamid Sharif is a 19 year old poet and an American Studies and History student

Keisha Thompson is a Manchester based writer, performance artist and producer.