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Andrea Holland is an accomplished poet, author and creative writing tutor, winner of the 2012 Café Writers Norfolk Commission and runner-up in the 2010 Mslexia Women's Poetry Competition. She also won the 2006 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition, leading to the subsequent publication of a collection of her poems, "Borrowed", in 2007. Andrea's latest collection. "Broadcasting" was published by Gatehouse Press in 2013.

'Baton' featured on And Other Poems

posted 15 Jul 2016, 05:45 by New Amusements

A new poem by Andrea, Baton, has been featured on the And Other Poems website.

You can read Baton here.

First prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition

posted 11 Apr 2016, 06:21 by New Amusements

Andrea's poem Svay Pak Mathematics won first prize in the recent Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition. In awarding this prize, judge Oz Hardwick admired the use of different voices and perspectives, noting "All of these threads draw together into a poem that looks the reader in the eye and will not be forgotten, right up until that sharp, tragic final couplet."

Links for Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition (November 2015):
        - results
        - judge's report
        - Svay Pak Mathematics

Writing with Images, Writing with Objects: workshop

posted 29 Jan 2016, 03:24 by New Amusements

From the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts:

In response to the strength of UEA as a centre of creative writing and literary practice, and in recognition of the work of the writer W.G. Sebald, the Sainsbury Centre presents a two day programme of talks and writing engaging with the themes of writing with images and from objects.

Clive Scott, Emeritus Professor at UEA, scholar and writer on the relationship between photography and translation, will speak on the play of photography in W.G Sebald’s writing and his own work with creative translation.

Dr Nick Warr, Curator of Photographic Collections at UEA, will present on artists’ textual responses to photographs and moving images, while renowned poet Andrea Holland and novelist Patricia Mullin will speak on writers’ responses to material artefacts and objects.

The aim of the three talks is to explore how text and writing across different forms can respond to objects, photographs and moving imagery in varied and inventive ways.

The following day will feature a special writing workshop led by poet and UEA creative writing lecturer Andrea Holland, whose work draws richly from the visual.

More details here.

Andrea reading at the Swaffham Assembly Rooms

posted 25 Mar 2015, 07:00 by New Amusements

Andrea Holland reading at the Swaffham Assembly Rooms, 22nd February 2015
Image courtesy of Graham Wilson.

Andrea at UEA Poetics Project

posted 2 Feb 2015, 05:35 by New Amusements   [ updated 2 Feb 2015, 05:35 ]

Andrea reading at UEA Poetics Project
Image courtesy of @UEALDC.

UEA Poetics Project presents...

posted 22 Jan 2015, 06:38 by New Amusements

To celebrate the arrival of Tiffany Atkinson as Chair in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA, she will give a reading from her work, alongside two other Poetry Creative Writing colleagues, Andrea Holland and Sophie Robinson. TIFFANY ATKINSON's publications include: Kink and Particle (Seren, 2006), Catulla et al (Bloodaxe, 2011), and So Many Moving Parts (Bloodaxe, 2014). ANDREA HOLLAND is author of Broadcasting (Gatehouse Press, 2013), and Borrowed (Smith/Doorstop Press, 2007). SOPHIE ROBINSON has published two collections: a (Les Figues, 2009), and The Institute of our Love in Disrepair (Bad Press, 2012). More details here.

Picture the Poet

posted 16 Oct 2014, 04:18 by New Amusements   [ updated 16 Oct 2014, 04:18 ]

Picture the Poet is a collaboration project between Writers' Centre Norwich and City College Norwich. Second year students studying Extended Diploma Level 3 Photography were paired with ten locally-based poets to create new photographic portraits.

This short video explains more about the project, and features the photographs taken of Andrea and a short interview clip.


Andrea reading at Words and Women

posted 25 Sep 2014, 04:25 by New Amusements   [ updated 25 Sep 2014, 04:26 ]

Wymondham Words: Words and Women

posted 17 Sep 2014, 09:02 by New Amusements

Andrea will be reading at the Wymondham Words festival Words and Women event. This takes place at Wymondham Library on 24th September 2014, from 19.30 to 21.30.

Tickets are £7, available on the night, or in advance from Kett’s Books (Wymondham) and The Book Hive (Norwich).

From Page to Performance - A Glimpse into the Poet’s Process

posted 1 Jul 2014, 09:02 by New Amusements

Andrea will be reading, along with Andrew McDonnell, Martin Figura and Jonathan Morley at tonight's Norwich Writer's Centre Literary Salon. The Salon starts at 7pm, at the Norwich Arts Centre (map).

Andrew, Martin, Andrea and Jonathan will give an intimate perspective on editing, revealing the benefits of joining a workshop group from tough love to tools and techniques. 

By coming along you’ll also receive a print-out of one of their poems in first-draft and finished piece form, revealing their thought processes and the many red pen marks which hover on the margins of their poetry.

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