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Andrea Holland is an accomplished poet, writer, and lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Angliawinner of the 2012 Café Writers Norfolk Commission and first prize winner of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly poetry competition, 2015. Andrea has featured in the National Portrait Gallery's 'Picture the Poet' series, and has poems in a number of literary journals including The North and Rialto. Her collection of poems, Broadcasting, was published by Gatehouse Press in 2013.

UEA Live: reading with Joe Dunthorne

posted 16 Jan 2018, 09:15 by New Amusements

Writers' Centre Norwich presents... UEA LIVE: Joe Dunthorne
February 15th - Dragon Hall (doors 6.30pm for 7pm start)

Headliner: Joe Dunthorne is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at UEA. His debut novel, Submarine, won the Curtis Brown Award, was shortlisted for the Wodehouse Prize and Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was long listed for the Wales Book of the Year and the Desmond Elliot Prize. It was subsequently made into a feature film, directed by Richard Ayoade. His second novel, Wild Abandon, won the Encore Award and was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year 2012. His latest novel, The Adulterants, will be published on 8th February 2018.

Faculty Guest Reader: Andrea Holland is a Lecturer in Creative Writing. As winner of the Norfolk Commission for Poetry her collection Broadcasting was published in 2013. Her pamphlet, Borrowed, was first stage winner of the Poetry Business Competition 2006.

Plus UEA Student Readers.


Waking In The Blue - an evening of poetry for mental health

posted 16 Jan 2018, 09:05 by New Amusements   [ updated 16 Jan 2018, 09:11 ]

Andrea will be reading at Anteros next Wednesday, 24th January, as below, although at 7.30PM, not 10.30AM!
Waking In The Blue poster

Broadcasting, 4th edition, published

posted 22 Nov 2016, 04:48 by New Amusements

The fourth edition of Andrea's most recent collection, Broadcasting, has been published by Gatehouse Press in paperback. This book was the result of a Café Writers Norfolk Commission Award for poetry which Andrea won in 2012, and focuses on the 1942 requisition of several Norfolk villages for D-Day training.

 You can buy Broadcasting from Gatehouse here or direct from Andrea.

The Not-So-Simple Simile

posted 22 Nov 2016, 04:41 by New Amusements

Andrea recently presented The Not-So-Simple Simile at the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) conference. Her paper of the same name will appear in a forthcoming edition of the NAWE magazine, Writing In Education.

A Casa dos Poetas

posted 22 Nov 2016, 04:32 by New Amusements

Andrea will be one of the tutors at the A Casa dos Poetas Anglo-Portuguese poetry festival in Silves and Messines, from April 27th to May 3rd 2017.

Troubadour prize winner

posted 10 Aug 2016, 05:31 by New Amusements

Andrea's poem Patience is a prizewinner in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016. For more details, see the Coffee House Poetry website.

Future readings

posted 28 Jul 2016, 03:15 by New Amusements   [ updated 10 Feb 2017, 09:31 ]

Andrea has a number of readings scheduled, including the following:
These events will all appear in Andrea's Readings calendar as soon as dates and times are confirmed.

'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.

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