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.
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):
From the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts:
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 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 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.
Picture the Poet is a digital exhibition currently showing in the Norwich Forum Fusion gallery until the 28th of June, curated by the National Portrait Gallery with outreach and education activities and facilitated by Writers’ Centre Norwich, Apples and Snakes and The Literacy Trust. This exhibition features a host of iconic portraits of poets, including Anne Stephenson, Benjamin Zephaniah, John Hegley and Roger McGough.
Andrea is also included, in this fine photograph by Rory James.
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