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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.

Andrea performing as part of 'Shame' at Komedia

posted 24 Jan 2019, 09:14 by New Amusements   [ updated 24 Jan 2019, 09:16 ]

Andrea reading as part of 'Shame' at Komedia, Brighton

The 17th of January saw Andrea read as part of Shame at Komedia in Brighton. Shame is a collage of music and poetry, incorporating two mythic monologues, adapted from Ovid’s Metamorphosis by Peter Pegnall.

Andrea returns to Anteros as part of "Shame"

posted 11 Dec 2018, 09:37 by New Amusements

The 19th of January 2019 sees the Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, stage Shame: two excoriating mythic monologues, adapted for Ovid’s Metamorphosis by Peter Pegnall.

The first half of the performance features Tracey Catchpole, fresh from her triumphant role in Cocteau’s ‘The Human Voice’ at The Hostry Festival in Norwich Cathedral; directed by Stash Kirkbride. These haunting tales of sexual obsession are set against original and  improvised arrangements by The Archaos Ensemble (featuring Caroline Bishop and Ivan McCready on violin and cello).

The second half of the performance has Harpist Joy Smith take to the stage alongside storytellers Peter Pegnall, Andrea Holland and Sue Burge for a collage of poetry and music, their own work and echoes from the past.

Short story "The Transistor" published

posted 11 Dec 2018, 09:29 by New Amusements   [ updated 11 Dec 2018, 09:33 ]

The Petrified World and other tales includes Andrea's short story The Transistor. The collection, featuring eleven short stories by new and emerging writers, takes the idea of taboos, of hidden subjects, of unspoken truths, as its loose theme.

All profits from The Petrified World and other tales will be donated to the charity Population Matters. It can be purchased, as a paperback or ebook, from Amazon here.
The Petrified World and other tales

Dreaming of a Summer's Night

posted 27 Jun 2018, 09:28 by New Amusements

Andrea will be performing as part of "Dreaming of a Summer's Night", an evening of music and poetry hosted by the Anteros Arts Foundation on the 8th July.

More details can be found on the Anteros website.

The Disquiet International shortlist

posted 25 May 2018, 04:28 by New Amusements

Andrea is delighted to have made the shortlist out of over 1,000 entries to the Disquiet International Literary Prize 2018.

More information is available at http://disquietinternational.org/

The FLY Festival

posted 25 May 2018, 04:22 by New Amusements

Andrea will be appearing as part of the Poetry Day/ Poetry All-Stars for the Festival of Literature for Young people (FLY) on 11 July 2018. 

More information is available from the FLY Festival website.

Nasty Women

posted 25 May 2018, 04:19 by New Amusements

Andrea has had a poem published in the Nasty Women anthology of poetry from Lost Horse Press, USA, (eds. Grace Bauer, Julie Kane, Sept 17) .

The World Speaking Back

posted 25 May 2018, 04:16 by New Amusements

Andrea has contributed a poem to a new anthology for Denise Riley, just published in April 2018, called The World Speaking Back.

More information about this project is available from Boilerhouse Press.

Casa dos Poetas 2018

posted 25 May 2018, 04:12 by New Amusements

Andrea tutored at Casa dos Poetas 2018 poetry retreat/workshop from April 25th to May 2nd 2018, in Silves, Portugal, with poet Peter Pegnall.

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.


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