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Zia Ahmed

Zia Ahmed is a poet and writer from north-west London. He is part of the London Laureates, having been shortlisted for London’s Young Poet Laureate 2015/16. He is a former Roundhouse Slam Champion and a Writer in Residence at Paines Plough as part of Channel 4’s Playwright Scheme 2017. In 2018 he was chosen to be a part of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group. In 2019, Zia’s stage debut I WANNA BE YOURS premiered at the Bush Theatre and he co-wrote PEACEOPHOBIA with members of Bradford Modified Club – a Common Wealth Theatre and Fuel Theatre co-production which is currently touring. He is a recipient of the Royal Court Theatre Jerwood New Playwrights Programme 2021.

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